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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The world’s next Einstein, Darwin or Newton is said to possibly be in Generation Z, or in this case, could even be living right here in South Florida.

A group of students from G.W. Carver Middle School, located in Miami, were selected as the grand-prize winners in Samsung’s national Solve for Tomorrow National Education Contest.

In the contest, students were to explain how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) would help to better their community.

More than 2,300 schools across the country entered and a total of 255 schools were selected as state finalists. G.W. Carver Middle School won the Community Choice Award and crushed their competition with nearly 11,000 public online votes.

Not only will the school receive $140,000 in technology products such as smart boards, LED TVs, and laptops but students will also be honored in Washington, D.C. at a special ceremony next month.

“To see how the students engage with STEM as well as with each other and their community during their Solve for Tomorrow experience is truly wonderful,” said David Steel, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics North America. “We hope the excitement and the substance of what each of these schools achieved through their project will serve as inspiration for even greater accomplishments in the future.”

To see G.W. Carver Middle School’s submission, click here.

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