Millsboro Middle School named finalist in national competition

MILLSBORO, Del. – A handful of students and one teacher in Millsboro have a big reason to celebrate, and that’s because they are state finalists in a national competition.

The eight students and 7th grade science teacher at Millsboro Middle School are working together to research how to safely trap ticks, because they say all current methods on the market contain harmful chemicals.

That project won them a spot as a finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide contest that encourages students to explore topics in the STEM field.

And that’s a field that Miss Sarah Betlejewski, the teacher overseeing the research, says is crucial for students.

“STEM is great, especially in the classroom, because it’s teaching them true life skills that they’ll need, whether it’s critical thinking or creativity, they’re skills that they’re truly going to need in the workplace,” Miss Betlejewski, said.

Miss Betlejewski says the next phase of the competition includes a lesson plan for the research project.  Once that’s completed, she’ll find out if her students get to advance to the next round. And, of course, all of us at 47 ABC wish them luck.

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