Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation are sending 18 high school entrepreneurs/app developers to NAF’s annual professional development conference. Through a semester-long course and competition in partnership with Lenovo and the NAF, these students have created apps including programs to help people with disabilities, education-based apps, and how-to apps.
The winning student companies, decided through a tally of rubric scores completed by official judges including representatives from Lenovo and NAF, will be participating at the NAF Next conference in Washington, D.C. July 16-19, where they’ll present their apps to a national audience. Many of the apps will be available for the public to download via Google Play following the presentation. Student projects include:
- Grover Cleveland High School: Find Your Way – apps for people with disabilities using public transportation, Staying Fit, Come – a Dominican food recipe app
- Apex High School: Shop Local Raleigh
- Pathways to Technology Magnet High School: Social Onion (a professional networking app)
- Downtown Magnets High School; Recycle It, Encryption app, Moosh app (create your own flash cards), U.S.O. app – the ultimate student organizer
- A.J. Moore Academy of Information and Technology; KiwiPad (a text to sound app).