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Helena High Students Receive "Best in Nation" Award for Verizon Challenge

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The governor congratulated Helena High Students after winning the "Best in Nation" award in Verizon's Innovative App Challenge.

The Verizon foundation announced that they were one of four high schools picked from across the nation to be awarded. Last year the group of students created a mobile application that aided in emergency response for firefighters. This year they submitted an application for this challenge, and the students won for their "Exact 3D Extract" app which uses mobile technology to create 3D models for 3D printing. For winning, the school will receive $20,000 in grants to further science education at the school.  The students are looking forward to the money for the program.

"It just gives the department the ability to expand and create new things because computer science just lets you do anything pretty much." says participant Sage Smith.

From here, a Verizon representative will go to Helena High School and present the awards, and a personal trainer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology will guide students in turning their app idea into a reality before they themselves present the app this June in Washington D.C. to Verizon.