Monica Russell

Monica Russell, seventh-grade math teacher at R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 her team won in a national contest.

R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy in Selma pulled down some impressive awards recently.

Monica Russell, a seventh-grade math teacher at R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy, was named the Selma Schools Secondary Level Teacher of the Year. And a project with 10 of Russell’s seventh and eighth grade students was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants for one of 25 Honorable Mention Awards in the 11th annual $2 million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

The program encourages sixth through 12th grade students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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