Helena High Students Receive "Best in Nation" Award for Verizon - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

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

Posted: Updated:

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:35:38 GMT
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire.
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire. The fire happened on August 24th, around 2:00pm in a restroom at the Boulder Beach Water park. The water park was evacuated while crews worked to put the flames out. 
  • PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:45:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
  • Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:58:49 GMT
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
  • Helena PD Serving Pizza for a Good Cause

    Helena PD Serving Pizza for a Good Cause

    You typically see local law enforcement patrolling the streets, but tomorrow in Helena, you'll see them serving pizza. 
    You typically see local law enforcement patrolling the streets, but tomorrow in Helena, you'll see them serving pizza. 
  • Stop Bullying Fundraise

    Kindness Makes Miracle

    Kindness Makes Miracle

    A hug, a smile, even a simple hello can make a difference in someone's life. That is the message that the Helena Knights of Columbus are trying to relay. The Kindness Makes Miracles Program is an Anti-Bullying program that focuses on not just stopping bullying but going out of your way to be caring. 
    A hug, a smile, even a simple hello can make a difference in someone's life. That is the message that the Helena Knights of Columbus are trying to relay. The Kindness Makes Miracles Program is an Anti-Bullying program that focuses on not just stopping bullying but going out of your way to be caring. 
  • First Day of School in Helena!

    First Day of School in Helena!

    A stream of excited teachers and eighth graders clapped cheered, and boogied as this year's sixth graders took their first steps into C.R. Anderson Middle School.
    A stream of excited teachers and eighth graders clapped cheered, and boogied as this year's sixth graders took their first steps into C.R. Anderson Middle School.
  • Keeping Your Child Safe on the Road

    Keeping Your Child Safe on the Road

    Riding your bike to school can be great for exercise and a fun way to get where you're going. But there are a few road safety tips your child should know as they ride to school.
    Riding your bike to school can be great for exercise and a fun way to get where you're going. But there are a few road safety tips your child should know as they ride to school.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.