Jefferson Middle Named National Winner in Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest

Jefferson Middle School was named one of three national winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for using STEAM to address a natural disaster.  More than 3000 schools from across the country entered the contest earlier in the year, 10 finalists presented their inventions in New York City this week and the winners were revealed live on Good Morning America.  The students at Jefferson developed a water sensor and barrier system that deploys a gate when water reaches unsafe levels on roadways. The idea is to prevent flood-related causalities.  Students worked with local first responders on the idea and were among other impressive submissions that included ways to address the Opioid epidemic, concussion detection and more. The winning schools will receive more than $200,000 in technology from Samsung.

East Forsyth NAF Academy of Finance Receives Highest National Honor

The NAF Academy of Finance at East Forsyth High School is one of only 70 NAF Academies in the country to earn the title of “Distinguished.” Each Year NAF spotlights its affiliate academies across the country looking for remarkable examples of those that ensure the highest levels of educational experience and design. Distinguished academies are considered NAF’s top  The academies work to provide industry-specific curriculum that offers work-based learning with community partners.  East Forsyth students get a chance to work with Truliant, Chic-Fil-A, Jason’s Deli and more in Kernersville. The program focuses on helping students understand finance, managing business finance, and preparing for a future within a financial career.  More can be found here.