Maryland Students Win Verizon’s App Challenge

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A team of high school students from South River High School in Edgewater is one of 10 winners of a national competition to develop mobile applications that address a need or problem in their schools or communities.

Officials say that the South River team’s “study buddy app” will help students develop better time-management skills.

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge was created by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association to help boost student engagement and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, disciplines known collectively as STEM.

On Friday, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab will meet with the South River High School team to refine its project.

In addition, South River will receive a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant to advance STEM education at the school.

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