Yarmouth school gets Samsung tech award

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YARMOUTH — Frank H. Harrison Middle School will receive $20,000 worth of technology in a competition that challenges students to demonstrate how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM fields) can be used to improve their local communities.

The school was one of 51 nationwide chosen to compete in the second phase of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

As part of the contest, Morgan Cuthbert‘s seventh-grade science class will study the environmental impact on the local ecosystem of the European green crab, an invasive species that has threatened soft-shell clams and mussels in recent years.

In January, Harrison students will shoot a video documenting the progress of their research; the success of that video will determine whether the school advances further in the competition.