Middleton Students Create Apps for Verizon Contest

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Middleton Students Create Apps for Verizon Contest

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Winning team from Idaho is competing in @VerizonGiving #VZAppChallenge again for a chance to #innovate & #win! @KTVB http://vz.to/18pBv1Z
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:00pm

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by Bonnie Shelton

MIDDLETON -- School is back in session and some middle school students in Middleton are hard at work reading, writing -- and programming.

The students are using software to create apps for smart phones and they've received recognition for their work through a nationwide contest.


The students are tasked with creating a science or engineering app that solves a problem. Last year, a group of students in Bob Santi's computer technology classes took on the same challenge.

"Middleton is basically leading the way in computer apps," said Santi.

Eighth-grader Luke Watts was part of the five person team that participated in last year's Verizon contest.

"I came up with the idea of having an app that was based around the periodic table of elements," said Watts.

The group designed the app using computer software available at Middleton Middle School.

"Well, the program we use is called app inventor that Google invented several years ago that they ended up giving to MIT," added Santi.

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