Monday, April 25, 2016

Cherry Creek Bright Spot: Congratulations to Horizon Community Middle School!

In case you have not heard yet, Horizon Community Middle School recently won Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. The grand prize was $120,000 for the school. The winning team was also invited to the White House to present their project to President Obama for the National Science Fair.  

The project tackled by the students to win the challenge was to design a prosthetic leg for a veteran who lost his leg in the Gulf War. The students met and worked with the veteran to make sure the prosthetic would fit well, be comfortable, and allow him to enjoy activities such as skateboarding, hiking and skiing. 

While there has been a lot of coverage on this, (see the many links at the bottom of this blog post), we thought we might be able to get in a little closer and talk to the teacher, Mel Possehl and some of her students. The video below highlights information about the class, how it felt to win the grand prize, what it was like to present the project to President Obama, and what's next for these students. 

Congratulations again to Mel Possehl and her students at Horizon Community Middle School! 

More links to enjoy:

Do you have something happening in your Cherry Creek school or classroom that you think is worthy of a Bright Spot?  If so, click here to contact Kris Edwards. 

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