Congressman Smith and Samsung Vice President highlight Samsung Solve for Tomorrow success at Gering High

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GERING, Neb. Samsung Executive Vice President, David Steel and Congressman Adrian Smith took a visit to Gering High School to highlight their success with the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

Gering High School is a three-time, consecutive state winner for this contest; also winning the national prize in 2017. Gering High School has more wins than any other school in the country. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Gering High School is a three-time, consecutive state winner for this contest; also winning the national prize in 2017.

Gering High School has more wins than any other school in the country.

There are over 20,000 entries across the country over the 10 years they have provided this program.

They have awarded up to $2 million in prizes and now, they are upping the price to $3 million.

“It’s not just about the technology,” said David Steel, Samsung Executive Vice President. “It’s also about unlocking that creativity. We just have been so proud to see teachers like Justin that really step up and apply STEM in new creative ways.”

Three years ago, the Engineering class only had seven students.

As of now, the class is completely full and women are even joining the class.

STEM scholarships are even offered at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

They focus their projects on real world problems and technology that can be used within their school.

“We have to do something to stay on top of that consistent curveball in Education,” said Justin Reinmuth, Engineering Teacher. “I do believe that STEM is important. It might be named something different and might re-box it down the road into something different. It is really being able to hit on multiple different areas within your degree for future jobs.”

This class provides students with resume building opportunities for the future.

“There is a shortage of folks in the STEM field and so there efforts certainly helping address that,” said Congressman Adrian Smith, Third District Congressman of Nebraska.

Steel and Smith have taken a tour around the new renovated high school and joined an all school assembly to present the key to the City of Gering.