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Samsung Awards $30,000 Grand Prize Package to The Crossroads School.

Winning School Receives Technology "Makeover" from Samsung as Part of Company's "Be Your School's Hero" Contest

BALTIMORE -- Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a global leader in digital technology, today announced The Crossroads School in Baltimore, MD, as the winner of the company's "Be Your School's Hero" contest, which honors one winning school with $30,000 in Samsung's latest innovative technology products.

Steve Glickman, IT coordinator at The Crossroads School, accepted the award at a press conference held at the school, along with Marc Martin, the school's principal, and Scott Raymond, Vice President of Education of the Living Classrooms Foundation.

The grand prize package included several of Samsung's award-winning products totaling a value of more than $30,000: color laser printers and multifunction printers including ten CLP-300N color laser printers, one LCD high-definition television, one camcorder, and one DVD-VHS combo player.

Jay Shears, Samsung's Director of Office Automation, presented the award to The Crossroads School. "Samsung's commitment to Education is strong. Our hope is to use our leading technology solutions in order to create opportunities for students and help them prepare for the future," said Shears. "We are proud to provide the technology resources to enhance the learning experience at The Crossroads School and help the deserving student body realize its full potential."

"The Crossroads School is grateful that Samsung recognizes the importance of technology in the classroom and how it's beneficial to the growth and success of the students at the school," said Steve Glickman, IT Director and teacher at The Crossroads School. "We look forward to incorporating these new resources into the students' everyday learning and watching them prosper because of this generous donation."

The Crossroads School is a public, tuition-free charter middle school operated by Living Classrooms Foundation through a contract with the Baltimore City Public School System. The school, which opened its doors in September 2002, draws underserved youth from some of Baltimore's most challenged communities, and currently serves 150 students in sixth through eighth grades.

The Crossroads School prides itself on being a "school of choice" whereby students, families, and teachers choose to be a part of the Crossroads educational community. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math with a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach. Technology, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and real-world application of knowledge are also considered to be fundamental to the core curriculum.

Editor's Note: To speak with a representative from The Crossroads School, please contact Kristi Betz directly at 410-243-1333 ext 225 or via email at

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit for more information or call 1-800-SAMSUNG for more information.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of U.S. $56.7 billion and net income of U.S. $7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

About Living Classrooms Foundation (

Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-profit organization, operated for the benefit of the community at large, providing hands-on education and job skills training for students from diverse backgrounds, with a special emphasis on serving at-risk youth.

The Foundation uses maritime settings, community revitalization projects and other challenging learning environments, and a low staff to student ratio. Our "learning by doing" education programs emphasize the applied learning of math, science, literacy, history, economics, and ecology. Key objectives of all Living Classrooms programs are career development, community service, elevating self-esteem, and fostering multicultural exchange.
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