Gering High School named Samsung winner; project addresses water quality

Their project is developing a water transportation system powered by kinetic energy that will transfer water to places in need and away from flooded areas. The idea for this project came from the 2019 irrigation collapse. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)
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GERING, Neb. Gering High School has been selected from thousands of entries nationwide as the Nebraska State Winner for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

Their project is developing a water transportation system powered by kinetic energy that will transfer water to places in need and away from flooded areas.

The idea for this project came from the 2019 irrigation collapse.

This new pump would be more efficient, self-sufficient and no electricity is needed.

These students are really excited for the win and recognition.

“Pretty awesome,” said Douglas Meyers. “We are really excited for it.”

Gering High School will receive $15,000 in technology for their win.

The next step is making a video to send to Samsung.

If Samsung likes it, they will move onto Nationals.

These students are especially excited to have the community on their side.

“It’s just great to see the community together for something that doesn’t seem like it would be very interesting,” explained Danielle Schick, Senior. “I mean they still support it and I like that.”