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UPDATE: Butler Tech/Ross High School IT program places in national top 10


Tom O'Neill's application development students at Butler Tech / Ross High School are doing some impressive work that is catching the attention of some important people. Samsung, a global leader in telecommunications, sponsors an annual contest called "Solve for Tomorrow." Teachers around the country are encouraged to submit proposals to the contest under the heading "Show how STEAM can be applied to help your local community." O'Neill's class took top honors in Ohio for their proposal for an emergency alert system for students, teachers and first responders. For their idea, they earned $25,000 in new classroom technology and the chance to develop a prototype and compete against the winners from the other 49 states plus the District of Columbia. 

O'Neill's students are now hard at work in the development stage. If they make the top ten in the nation they will win another $50,000 in Samsung technology and a chance to compete in the top three. 

UPDATE: The class placed in the top ten and will now fly to New York City to participate in a live pitch event to compete in the national finals. If you'd like to see their submission and the other finalists, you can find it here. Be sure to vote for Ross High School by tweeting out #SamsungSolveRHS. Congratulations to the students and Mr. O'Neill for all they have accomplished so far and best of luck in the finals!