The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that 59 high-school students have been selected as the 2017 state winners of the US Stockholm Junior Water Prize (the nation’s most prestigious youth award) for a water-related science project. The student winners from 48 states and Puerto Rico will now compete in the national finals June 16-17 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The exhibition and judging will take place at the Cone University Center from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on June 16 and is open to the public. The national winner(s) will receive $10,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Stockholm, Sweden to represent the US at the international competition during World Water Week on August 27 to September 1. The international winner(s) will receive $15,000 presented during a royal ceremony by the prize’s patron, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

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