Mobile App Designed by LAHS Students Wins Award

The app was created as part of a Verizon Innovative App Challenge educational competition.

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Officials from Verizon Wireless announced this week that Los Altos High School has snagged a “Best in State” award in the company’s Verizon Innovative App Challenge.  

The program offers students a chance to create a mobile app using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts. In addition, the app must address a demonstrated problem or need in their school or community. 

The student group at LAHS, working with a faculty advisor, created a practice companion app designed to help music students quickly and efficiently learn their pieces. 

The goal of the challenge is to increase student interest and knowledge in STEM subjects and mobile technology through an engaging and empowering learning experience. 

On Feb. 4, the school will find out if it moves to the next round – “Best in Region” – where each team will earn a $5,000 cash grant. Finally, on Feb. 19, the grand prize winner will be announced and will earn $15,000.

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