VIDEO: Smith Congratulates Gering High School on National Contest Win

May 3, 2017 Issues: Education

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) spoke on the House Floor today to congratulate Gering High School on being selected as one of three national winners of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

    
Smith’s remarks:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Gering High School, one of three national winners of the 2017 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

The team of 19 Gering students took top honors out of thousands of entries and 10 national finalists.

It’s exciting to see young innovators from western Nebraska, especially my alma mater, recognized nationally for their ideas on how to advance agriculture.  

The students designed a drone-powered system to reduce herbicide quantity by allowing farmers to directly target specific areas rather than spraying entire fields.  

I applaud each of them for the hard work and dedication they put into their winning project.

Congratulations go to Curtis Anderson, Jonathan Blanco, Dakota Boles, Blake Brunner, Gabriele Castro, Cody Catron, Eric Crane, Jeremy Forella, Michael Haworth, Xavier Horst, Elexus Johnson, Kaiden Reinmuth, Trevor Satur, Tyler Smith, Joel Torres, Carson Wallace, Skylier Ward, Payton Welfl, Joshua Wilson, and their teacher, Mr. Justin Reinmuth.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.