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Pike High School Named Best In State For Verizon Innovative App Challenge!

One of NMSI's AP schools in Indiana, Pike High School, has been named Best in State for the 2013 Verizon Innovative App Challenge! 

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge provides the opportunity for middle school and high school students, working with a faculty advisor, to use their STEM knowledge, their ingenuity, and their creativity to come up with an original mobile app concept that incorporates STEM and addresses a need or problem in their school or community.

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

Pike High School's AP Computer Science students are now among 35 teams in the United States vying for the top five, which will be announced in March. The top five teams will win tablets for all team members along with $10,000 and professional assistance to develop their app. 

The team's concept is a school navigation app that would direct students and visitors to their desired destination in their school building. It also includes an Emergency feature that would direct users to the best route in the event of an emergency. 

Click here to learn more about the App Challenge. 

Click here to check out Pike High School's video submission