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Votes Needed: Athens Middle School A Finalist For $110K Samsung Grant

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Some students at Athens Middle School hope you will help them win a competition that includes a huge grant for the winning school.

Robotics students at Athens Middle School are among 15 finalists in the ‘Samsung Solve’ competition.  The winner will get $110,000 in technology for their school.

The students and their teacher, Jennifer Kennedy, produced a project that shows how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) can be used to solve an environmental problem.  The class spent hours at the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center and Custom Polymers PET to learn how plastic is recycled, and how to do it more efficiently with robots.

Now that Athens Middle is a finalist, the school needs your votes to win the competition.  You can vote daily at