GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Center Grove High School is a top 20 finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. It encourages students to solve challenges in their community using STEM ideas.
Five winners will be chosen and awarded $100,000. It’s taken months for high school students to build and test their projects. Now, they’re set to head to New York to compete in the final event before a panel of judges.
Students developed low-cost wall insulation to help families in mobile homes stay warm and lower their energy costs up to 60%.
As a top 20 national finalist, students will receive $50,000 in technology and supplies. Plus, one school will be named the Community Choice Award winner and take home an additional $10,000 in technology.
The Community Choice winner will be determined by online public voting.
Center Grove students say their community project will impact many lives.
“People in low-income areas are desperate for any sort of warmth in their homes,” Center Grove senior Mahek Agrawal said. “They like proper insulation to effectively stay warm and as a result they use hazardous material for heat regulation.”
You can vote online, here. Public voting ends on March 30.
Center Grove students are asking for as many votes possible on social media.