GRAND FORKS, ND--Kids at the Grand Forks Air Force Base were in for quite a surprise on Wednesday.

Grand Forks Air Force Base Youth Center wins 10 thousand dollars worth of prizes

Leaders at the Youth Center told the kids they had to meet for a safety briefing, but when kids got there, instructors told the kids they'd won a national competition.

For the past couple months, the kids were competing to win a challenge designed to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math. It's called the "Climate Superstars Challenge," and kids have been planting trees, making videos, and recycling.

The grand prize is 10 thousand dollars worth of Samsung products for the Youth Center, like two 55 inch Samsung TVs, 10 Chromebooks, and 15 Samsung tablets.

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"It's just a good feeling knowing that we could win, even though we are a smaller base," said Youth Center Participant, Christian Lybeck.

"They really did enjoy learning and being active and knowing that they made an impact on their own ecosystem and here on our Air Force Base but I feel as the weeks went on they really got excited and saw that 'Hey, we're doing a real good job. We have a chance at winning'," said GFAFB Child Development Program Specialist, Kristen Advincula.

The prizes were courtesy of the Boys and Girls Club and Samsung.