Green Lake 8th graders are now known as
2015 best in the state winners for the Verizon Innovation App Challenge
During the 1st quarter Mrs. Moore and Mr. Jandrin worked with 8th graders on designing a new cell phone app that would be innovative and meet one of the three categories (health care, Education, or sustainability).
They also had to prove that their app would be marketable, both at the local level as well as to the entire globe. The kids were split into two group. Tne group came up with this idea to have a safe water app. The idea being that you could scan water with your phone and get instant feedback. They had three colors for the feedback, red meaning the water is unsafe and you will become very ill if you drink it. Yellow meaning its not the cleanest of water but in an emergency situation drink it, and green meaning clear safe water to drink. The other part of their app would be to map the water they scan, so over time you could see where safe and not so safe water would be located.
Out of over 1000 submission in the state of Wisconsin the water app from Green Lake school was the best in the state. Our app will be moving on to the regional competition. Results for that will be January 16th. 2015.
Look for our app in the newspaper as well as on Verizon innovative app challenge website.
Congratulations go out to Bradley Myers, Gunnar Lueschen, Luke Morgan, Jonathan Baranowski, Paul Molthan , McKenzie Toth, and Kimberly Claggett