It was another remarkable run for Justin Reinmuth’s Gering High School Engineering class, but fell just short of going back-to-back to win the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition.
This morning on Good Morning America, they announced the three national winners; but Gering was not selected. Gering was a national winner last year and Reinmuth says being a national finalist for a second year in a row is something no other school has done.
Reinmuth’s students’ project this year was a three-stage filtering system that catches micro-plastics from your clothes normally disposed into the water system when you are washing them.
Engineers from Samsung’s appliance division reviewed the project and actually kept the prototype for other engineers to review for possible use by the company.
Middle schools from Kentucky, North Carolina, and New Jersey were chosen as the three national winners from the ten finalists.
For being a national finalist in the contest, Gering High School still won $50,000 in Samsung technology and all students who were on the Good Morning America set today received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
Reinmuth says Samsung also indicated the school will also receive a surprise he can’t talk about that will make them the winningest school in the Samsung competition.