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Schoharie students hope to win $100,000 Samsung prize for their school


SCHOHARIE, NY. - A small group of students from Schoharie High School have created a video that could win their school $100,000 worth of computer and technology equipment.  

The student's are competing with 12 other finalists nationwide for the grand prize.

The kids choose to use the two things people think of when they think of their county to make this video, which is agriculture and the devastation caused by storms Irene and Lee.  

Hannah Bowersox and Tanner Stone are both juniors and members of the multimedia applications class that created the video. Bowersox is the "voice."

"It's been pretty crazy," Bowersox said.  "It's just shocking to see how fast the video caught on," Bowersox said. 

"It's going to be good because the computers we use now, they're slow," Stone said.

For the students to win the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest they were tasked with showcasing the students math and science skills, so the students tested the PH levels in the soil and water to see how badly the area's farms were affected by the storms.

"I got to film it and watch the kids have fun, like going in the water and watching bug samples," Stone said.

Teacher Amie Hausmann says winning this will mean so much for the school.

"We really need any technology help we can get and we're looking to be able to get quite a bit of computer equipment and software, so that would be phenomenal," Hausmann said.

Schoharie High is currently one of 12 finalists in the contest, and Hausmann says though winning won't fix all the problems facing the school or the county, but it will help.

"It's bringing our kids together, just this idea of community since the storm," Hausman said.

Currently the school is in the lead, but there are still a few more days of voting. March 12th is the last day to vote.

If you would like to help Schoharie High School win the grand prize click on the following link:

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