CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A group of Boone County students are finalists in a national "Solve for Tomorrow" contest, placing them in the running for an award of $110,000 in technology and software for their school.
The students at Madison Middle School already received $40,000 for making it to the finals of the nationwide science, technology, engineering and math competition sponsored by Samsung.
Their essay, on efforts toward the restoration of the Little Coal River, was selected among the 15 finalists out of 1,500 applications.
The students plan to team up with state agencies to study the Little Coal River with a focus on how clean rivers can promote local economic development through recreational activities.
The public can vote for the winner of the "Solve for Tomorrow" website at www.samsung.com/solvefortomorrow.
For more information, visit www.coalrivergroup.com.