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Yarmouth students hoping to win national science competition

YARMOUTH (WGME) -- Some middle school students in Yarmouth are well on their way to winning a national competition that could not only help their school but Maine's fishing industry.

It started as a challenge to science, technology, engineering and math students, or STEM programs, around the country. Create a project that can help solve the problems of "tomorrow."

That nationwide competition has landed a school in Yarmouth in the top fifteen with their eyes on the grand prize.

A three minute video has put science and technology students at Harrison Middle School in the national spotlight. They created it as part of a challenge by Samsung called "Solve for Tomorrow."

The students decided to take on the invasive green crab in Maine.

In the video, the students explain how the crabs are eating more and more juvenile clams. They have charts showing how the number of juvenile clams has dropped sharply, and the number of invasive crabs has jumped.

Now the students have a chance to be in the top five and  win a $135,000 technology prize for their school.

The top five winners will be decided by online voting and the judges who watched their presentation in Texas last week.

To vote for Harris Middle School, CLICK HERE