5 High School Teams Win Mobile App Competition
Five high school student teams have won the inaugural
Scholar Network Mobile App Competition. The teams were among 10
competed to create their apps, beginning in July 2014. All the teams
career-themed academies that are part of a National
Academy Foundation (NAF) network
of institutions designed to provide opportunities for underserved high
After a pilot program that tested a new app
in 2012, the competition, a joint effort between Lenovo
and NAF, gave PCs and
tablets to 10 teams, along with the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology App
Inventor, a Web-based tool for creating apps.
The five winning teams developed apps designed to do
improve student study habits to help school nurses communicate better
of diabetic students.
The winning teams are:
The five winning teams will present their apps and
plans for marketing them at NAF's annual NAF
Next conference July 20 in
Anaheim, CA. A Lenovo Scholar Network Fan Favorite, which the public can vote
on, will be announced at the same time.
"We are so proud of all 400 students who participated
20 teams who entered their mobile apps in the competition," said NAF
JD Hoye. "The apps are the end product of their hard work and
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.