Monday, April 18, 2011

Congratulations to West Salem High School

Save Our Wild Salmon is thrilled to congratulate the West Salem High School in Salem, Oregon as the grand prize winner of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The contest asks selected 6th- 12th grade teachers to create videos with their students to answer the question: “How can science or math help improve the environment in your community?”

The West Salem High School students chose to create their video submission depicting their concern about the impact hydroelectric dams are having on salmon fisheries in the Columbia River, and how solar and wind power could replace hydroelectric energy.

The students were able to demonstrate using science and math that there are alternatives to dams as an energy source that can be implemented to help salmon.

States the video, “At our school, we want to save the salmon by promoting eco-friendly energy sources.”

West Salem High School was announced as the grand prize winner at the event hosted by 9 time Grammy Award Winner, John Legend, at the Samsung Experience in New York City. The winning school was honored with $155,000 in technology prizes from Samsung, Microsoft, DIRECTV and the Adobe Foundation during the ceremony.

Congratulations, West Salem High School, for this tremendous achievement and for focusing your project on helping to save wild salmon!

CLICK HERE to watch the award-winning video...

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