The Youth Apps Challenge

Youth Apps Challenge is a two-part program that introduces both teachers and students to the power and potential of programming. Run through the statewide non-profit Technology Alliance, Youth Apps motivates teams of middle and high school students from across Washington state to develop innovative computer applications that address everyday problems. The Youth Apps Challenge is generously supported by the state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Google, Comcast, and the Breneman-Jaech Foundation.



2015 Youth Apps Challenge

The 2015 Youth Apps Challenge engaged middle and high schools students in a friendly competition that challenged them to develop apps that solved real-world problems. Submissions were accepted online between April 1 and April 10, 2015, and were judged by Ada Developers Academy students. Almost 500 students worked in teams and submitted 154 apps for review. Winners along with their teachers and families were invited to our apps showcase and awards ceremony in either eastern or western Washington.

Eastern Washington:

 

Middle School

Agricultural Job Finder (AJF)

Harrison Middle School

  • Esmeralda Lopez & Cinthia Santiago-Villanueva
  • Teacher: Darla Van Corbach

Bully Report

Harrison Middle School

  • Hollieann Geike & Isabella Verduzco
  • Teacher: Darla Van Corbach

ScorpianZWare

Royal High School

  • Benjamin Corpus, Marcos Espino, Tyler Piercy & Ryan Sandberg
  • Teacher: Scott Sandberg

 

High School

Digital Notes

North Central High School

  • Jared Grady
  • Teacher: Marie Tamura

Mood Food

North Central High School

  • Bri Kosanke & Trevor Wilson
  • Teacher: Marie Tamura

The Neksol Innovation

Kamiakin High School

  • Jordan Blum, Vincent Gizzarelli & Zachary Sylvester
  • Teacher: Doug Reppe

 

Western Washington:

 

Middle School

Black Thunder App Math Whiz

Harrison Middle School - YVTC MESA

  Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

  • Diego Benitez, Eduardo Bejar & Jake Gray
  • Teacher: Darla Van Corbach

Descansarians

Hockinson Middle School

  • Morghan Codino,  Seanna Miller, Kylie Veteran & Elle Winn
  • Teacher: Anna-Melissa Lyons

Maximillian Maniacs

Hockinson Middle School

  • Sydney Henwood,  Gabi Morley, Christa Phillips & Emma Royce
  • Teacher: Anna-Melissa Lyons

AppDaptation Evolution App

Open Window School

  • Emma Robinson & Ross Rutherford
  • Teacher: Adrienne Gifford

Hatt Project

Open Window School

 Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

  • Eli Beilinson, Anna Bencke, Marcus Huttunen & Ashley Ka
  • Teacher: Adrienne Gifford

Sugar ’n Spice

Open Window School

  • Benjamin Myerson, Ayush Noori, Lizzy Park & Sarah Smale
  • Teacher: Adrienne Gifford

 

High School

Food Roulette

Garfield High School

  • Andrew Burgon, Daelen Gates, Sasha Klezovich, Marshall Smith & Emily Wong
  • Teacher: Earl Bergquist

Text Finder

Garfield High School

  • Rowan Phipps & Tai Warner
  • Teacher: Earl Bergquist

Lego Zebra

Lakeside School

  Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

Photo credit:  Ashley Genevieve 

  • Christopher Lee
  • Teacher: Lauren Bricker

Maybach Squad

Mariner High School

  • Alexis Chavez-Franco, Jose Garcia & Ramon Ozuna
  • Teacher: Auliilani De La Cruz

ClubWhat

Newport High School

  • James Park, Billy Wu & Sharon Zhang
  • Teacher: Matthew Johnston

Camping Connections

Nikola Tesla High School

  • Katrine Bjorner, Isaac Perrin, Rachel Ray & Marius Repede
  • Teacher: Melissa Wrenchey

Pen Pal 

Nikola Tesla High School

  • Rafia Khatri, Ann Lee, Gregory Moore, Suchi Sridhar & Mac Thompson
  • Teacher: Melissa Wrenchey

Shaky Security

Nikola Tesla High School

  • Gabriel Gaertner, Calin Gavriliuc, Nicholas Gomez, Artem Romanenko &Tyler Warden
  • Teacher: Melissa Wrenchey