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Mount Vernon Students Take Third Place In App Bowl

These are members of one of the app development teams.
These are members of one of the app development teams. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Vybe Team from Mount Vernon High School earned third place in the second Annual Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl for their “One Touch” app.

The contest – a partnership between Westchester County and Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems – challenged students to put themselves on the “MAAP” by creating “Mobile Apps for Aging Populations.”

A panel of expert judges scored and determined the top mobile apps. Awards were given to exceptional teams who best validated form controls, such as boxes and buttons that are easy to use, appropriate to the task and provide easy navigation for the user.

Winners were announced and prizes awarded during an event on April 15 at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus and 31 students from the Mount Vernon City School District participated.

The following eight students from Mount Vernon High School earned the third place recognition under the direction of coaches Christopher Burnside and Jason Pritchett: Perla Ruiz; Jason Perlaza; William Philips; Bryce Kennedy; Alex Drepaul; Fakaradin Floyd; Crystal Mcfarlane; Alisa Kandhai.

“We’re so proud of the excellent performance of Mount Vernon’s bright, innovative students who took part in this challenge,” said Program Coordinator Michelle Lopez. “This was an amazing opportunity to integrate technology into education and give our students hands on experience before they enter college or the workforce.”

Students who participated on Nellie Thornton High School’s Java Team under the direction of coaches Peter Palij and teachers' assistant Crystal Brown were Aryel Airall; Anthony Bradford; Jonathan Hemingway; Michael Mayaguari-Lojano; Ruby Rizo.

Members of the Royalty Apps Team were Ashley Benn; Jasmine Jackson; Terrance Lee; Chelsea Pleasant; Jonathan Wong. Members of the Untitled Team were Filipe Fonseca, India Hatch, and Xavier Mendez.

Members of the Unix team were Omaria Aldridge; Joseph Castillo; Rehfahehl Roberts.

Students who participated on the Mandela/Zollicoffer High School Panthers Team were Shane Washington; Saiah Younger; Lawrence Belcher; Carl Leggett.

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