Jeremy Olson writes about children and families, and is an overscheduled father of two. His blog tackles the best and worst of parenting, families, health and love. He wants to hear from you - what's going on in your house?
Congratulations to the middle schoolers in Baxter, Minn., selected today as winners of Samsung's national Solve for Tomorrow contest. The seventh- and eighth-graders built, launched and tracked a helium-powered balloon, which carried cameras and climate-measuring equipment high into the stratosphere.
The winning project, which is described by the students in this two-minute video, earned Forestview Middle School $100,000 in computers and other technology from Samsung. Around 1,600 schools entered the contest, and 75 were selected as semi-finalists and asked to create a video showing how their use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics could benefit the environment and their communities.
Cool Things Kids Do is an occasional series on the extraordinary kids and teens in this community. Know of any kids doing amazing things, big or small? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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