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New Jersey student wins Discovery Education challenge

Megan Hernbroth
Aug 11, 2022
A teenage student with shoulder-length brown hair and wearing a gray shirt smiles at the camera on a blue background.
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Samantha S., a 10th grade student from New Jersey, won Discovery Education's 2022 Trade Champions Challenge for her presentation on the future of the construction industry.

Why it matters: The kids are all right.

Details: Challenge participants were instructed to create a video for their peers highlighting trade careers.

  • Samantha, who is a student at Cumberland County Technical Education Center of the Cumberland County Vocational School District, highlighted the technical achievements in construction driving the fourth industrial revolution, as she calls it.
  • She will receive a cash prize in addition to a prize pack from competition sponsor Stanley Black & Decker.

Quick take: Construction, long a boring and slow-to-change-industry, has captivated everyone from students to investors as it prepares for a more climate-friendly future.

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