BR UA 4-H Fab Lab team in top 20 of national finals - group picture -VOTE!

Go to to vote for the Blue Ridge UA 4-H Fab Lab team. They are one of the top 20 finalists in the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The voting deadline is Monday, Mar. 30 at 11:59 p.m.Team members, from left, are Trever Miller, age 14; TJ Hess, age 11; Kaitlyn Drevnick, age 12; consultant Ryan Flaherty and Sarah Milofsky, age 12.  They designed a remote sensor for measuring water levels in water catchments used by wildlife in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. 

LAKESIDE - Blue Ridge Junior High School has been named one of 20 National Finalists in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. 

The Blue Ridge team has solved a real-world challenge in their community  using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a National Finalist, Blue Ridge Junior High School will receive $50,000 in technology and supplies for their school. 

The students designed a low-cost sensor to monitor water levels within water catchment tanks to decrease time and cost associated with hauling water to  catchments throughout Arizona.  

What you are voting for

Blue Ridge also has the opportunity to be named the Community Choice Award winner by online public voting. If chosen, they will be presented with an additional $10,000 in technology. Anyone can cast their vote through the website:

Another way to win

As a finalist, the student team and their coach and teacher, Kevin Woolridge, will travel to New York City to compete in the final event before a panel of judges. Five National Grand Prize Winners will be chosen by the judges and awarded $100,000 in technology for their school.

Don't forget to watch their video 

The Blue Ridge UA/4-H Fab Lab team created a three minute video about their project that can be seen on You Tube at

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Laura Singleton is a reporter for the White Mountain Independent, covering Show Low city government, business and education.

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