Northridge Middle School has made it to the second round of a nationwide competition where the winners have the opportunity to win $100,000! The school was named a state winner in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow program where students in grades 6-12 show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local communities.
NMS was the only middle school in Alabama to make it to this round of competition. In order to make the next round, the school will have to submit a video on their plan to change the world.
Following recent news stories of abductions, students at Northridge proposed the development of a free app with a tracking type device that can be attached to everyday items. The proposal calls for the tracking devices to be as simple as a button, hair-bow, bracelet or even a decorative sensor for the child's shoes. The idea is to offer many options that can go undetected and can be used on even the youngest child.
"We are very excited to represent NMS and the State of Alabama on our journey to becoming a National Finalist," said Shelly Huver, a NMS elective teacher.