Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Litchville-Marion High School

Among The 300 State Finalists in the National Samsung 

Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition

Litchville-Marion High School in Marion, North Dakota has been named one of 300 State Finalists from across the nation  in the 13th Annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition receiving a $2,500 prize package.

Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition that Challenges U.S. public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can play in solving some of the biggest issues in their local communities. 

The competition engages students in active, hands-on learning experiences that can be applied to real problems-making STEM more tangible and showcasing its value beyond the classroom.

The students participating in this year’s competition have boldly entered their game-changing ideas to tackle geopolitical matters (Ukraine), climate change, energy source considerations, school safety, personal safety, mental health, school bus commuting and more.

STEM skills are key to a 21st Century workforce and new approaches in education are vital. Between 2019 and 2029, the number of STEM jobs will grow 8%,  a higher rate than non-STEM jobs.

National test scores among American schoolchildren  in math and reading have fallen by the largest margin in 30+ years. 

Solve for Tomorrow was designed to boost interest, proficiency and diversity in STEM.

The concept our students are investigating is the viable sources of energy for the building/renovations of the new school the communities of the Litchville-Marion School District have begun to create. We are using our STEAM/Boe Bots Competitions this year to take a look at viable energy concepts. We have held our local competition going on six (6) years and attach it to our Secret Santa Activities to end the Semester each year! We have thirteen (13) groups of four (4) to five (5) students and one (1) advisor in our grade 6-12 setting. Everyone throughout our building takes part in the experiences each year

Next each State Finalist school will now be asked to submit lesson plans detailing how their proposed STEM project will address the identified community issue.

Following that 50 State Winners will advance to the next phase of the competition and receive $20,000 in technology and supplies, as well as a video kit to help document their project in action! One of the 50 State Winners will be chosen as the Sustainability Innovation Award Winner, receiving an additional $50,000 prize package of eco conscious classroom technology.

Available for media interviews are: 

Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America

Dave Handt, Mathematics, who guides the STEM project and the Litchville-Marion High School students.

For questions about Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, please reach out to Nancy Zakhary:

We are proud to be involved with the Samsung for Tomorrow Competition and Honored to be selected a State Finalist in the 2022-2023 Solve for Tomorrow contest!