2018-06-15 / Community

SoPo student takes second in app challenge

Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced the four tech-savvy winners of the 2018 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students to develop a mobile application and create a video to showcase their app.

The winners received $10,000 scholarships.

This year’s winners are:

First place: Michael Guertler of Yarmouth High School created an app, “Crank Meter,” that measures the speed of a lacrosse shot. The app calculates how quickly the shot will get to the goalie while also saving data on the user’s fastest shot.

Second place: Tyler Hansen of South Portland High School developed “Stem Girlz,” a platform game that highlights famous women in STEM. The game was created to help promote the representation of women in STEM fields.

Third place: Nathan Kiesman and Noble Mushtak from Marshwood High School created “Class Act.” The app provides a snow day alarm, math tips and an extracurricular forum. Snow Day Alarm will monitor school cancellations and turn off an alarm if school is canceled; math tips aids with math problems; and extracurricular forum is a bulletin board organizer that lists available after school activities. Kiesman and Mushtak were named winners of last year’s Maine App Challenge, as well.

This year, Tyler also awarded $500 checks to the two schools with the most submissions. This year’s winners are the Maine Central Institute and Biddeford Regional Center of Technology.

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