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School Board Recognitions
February 2, 2016

6. Student, Employee and Public Awards and Recognitions
6A. 2016 Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners

Are you tired of not knowing when events or appointments change? Can’t find that password for a specific login? Wondering why in today’s world of abundant technology more things can’t be done online? Well, Princess Anne Middle School has an app concept for that! Tonight, the School Board is pleased to welcome a team of innovative, problem-solving students who earned the “Best in the State” award for their Panther App concept in the 2016 Verizon App Challenge. Let’s meet:

  1. Emily Bjerke
  2. Jack Bjerke
  3. Alex Elkins
  4. Aubrey Simon
  5. Lauren Westcott
  6. Advisor of this winning team: Instructional Technology Specialist Jeff Noss; and
  7. School Administrator J.H. Phillips

This outstanding team went on to become one of only three middle school regional winners. They developed an app that would provide alerts when changes occur to events, bus schedules and other information specifically of interest to students at their school. It would even enable students to submit assignments online or store links to resources needed for their schoolwork. For their winning concept, the team received $5,000 for their school as well as mobile tablets for every team member. Nicely done!

Please join me in applauding this award-winning team!

Mr. Chairman that concludes our student and employee recognitions for this evening.

Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017