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Engineering students and Robotics Team members come together to make a new app to help people better their health. Photo by Jada Bouknight, Special to the Sword and Shield.

By Breayanna Gibson, News Writer

Mrs. Kirstin Bullington, Science and Engineering teacher, has won the Solve for Tomorrow (Samsung) contest. She was announced the winner December 9, 2015.

How does Bullington feel that she has won the Solve for Tomorrow?

“It’s a great honor,” Bullington said. “Engineering and science students are working hard. It’s great that a company recognized us.”

This is an opportunity to show Samsung what skills she has in mind for her and her students.

How do you feel that Bullington won Solve for Tomorrow (Samsung)?

“Proud very excited!” Mr. Alvin Pressley, Principal, said. “She’s an excellent teacher, she looks for learning to be challenging and very easy. I’m proud at all she has accomplished.”

It’s an honor that she has this opportunity.

What does she have planned?

“We are planning to make a mobile device charger that uses exercise to charge your phone,” Bullington said. “The idea is students could charge their own phone while exercising. Get active during the school day. And then classes are calculating school lunches. Calculating how long you eat while exercising and creating an app. The idea is to promote a healthy lifestyle and having a reason to be more active.”

The biggest problem is obesity. If people are more active, the less obesity there will be.

“My POE (Principal of Engineering) class is making a micro bike with an old motor that will be able to charge a cellphone,” Mr. Kareem Beckett, Engineering Director, said.

Beckett and Bullington are working together to come up with two different ideas.

What does this mean to Bullington?

“Competitions like this gives us real world application,” Bullington said. “Obesity is a real big problem for our country.”

This is a real-world solution that Bullington is coming up with. This can make a change not just in the country but the world.

For more information on Solve for Tomorrow please visit http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/home.html

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