On February 28, Verizon recognized a student team from School Without Walls (SWW) high school in DC that won Best in State in the Fifth Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge for their mobile app concept Intercom, which was inspired by problems facing students not being able to quickly and easily obtain information regarding school events, services, and clubs. The team won a $5,000 Verizon Foundation grant for each of the schools to support STEM education and tablets for each student team member. The students’ winning app ideas was selected from more than 1,800 submissions nationwide.
The event included the School Principal, Mr. Richard Trogisch, student advisor Arthur Klawender, Verizon representatives and the winning student team. The principal recognized Verizon support to the school and highlighted the students’ accomplishment in STEM.
Mario Acosta-Velez, Verizon’s Director of State Government Affairs said: “We are proud to support School Without Walls’ STEM program and congratulate the students for achieving excellence in mobile app development. The students’ accomplishment shows how our Verizon Innovative Learning programs and support for STEM education are motivating DC students to build STEM skills and become future creators.”