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Top Five Mobile Apps Announced in Lenovo National Competition … – Business Wire (press release)

Top Five Mobile Apps Announced in Lenovo National Competition … – Business Wire (press release)

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lenovo andits nonprofit partner focused on high school
education, NAF, today announced the top five winners from NAF academies
participating in the third annual Lenovo
Scholar Network
National Mobile App Development Competition.

The competition and app development program encourages greater interest
among underserved high school students in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) while providing them with the
high-tech skills to succeed in the 21st century. In this
competition, teams of students from 50 Lenovo Scholar Network academies
across the U.S. spent months developing mobile apps that will be of
service in their classrooms and communities. The results every year are
incredible.

This year’s final five winning apps are:

             
App Name   NAF Academy   Location   App description

Alacrity

  Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology   Charlotte, NC   An elegant natural disaster preparation app designed to prepare
anyone when disaster is about to strike.

CPRonDemand

  Enloe High School   Raleigh, NC   CPRonDemand is a user-friendly app that guides you through CPR in
the event of cardiac arrest.

Iris

  Pathways Academy of Technology & Design   East Hartford, CT   This app connects college communities for student success.

Welcome
to IB!

  Detroit Edison Public School Academy   Detroit, MI   Taking the stress out of IB, one project at a time.

Where’s
Our Bus App?

  Olympic HS, School of Executive Leadership & Entrepreneurial
Development
  Charlotte, NC   Missed the bus again? Just by a few seconds this time? If only there
was a way to not make that mistake anymore!
     

Mobile App Competition Fan Favorite Voting Through July 10

The final five were chosen by a panel of judges including
representatives from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
members of education and tech media, Lenovo leadership and NAF alumni
who were also part of the Lenovo Scholar Network. The winning teams will
present their apps at NAF’s annual teacher’s development conference, NAF
Next 2017, in Dallas July 9-12.

“Fan Favorite” voting opens today and will be open through July 10. The
winning team will also receive state-of-the-art technology, courtesy of
Lenovo. Visit
the Lenovo Scholar Network site
to view the top 5 and to vote.

NAF, Lenovo Extend Partnership

NAF and Lenovo also announced the expansion of the Lenovo Scholar
Network, including a $1 million grant from Lenovo. The grant provides
funding and Lenovo technology over the next three years for select NAF
academies and opens the Lenovo Scholar Network program to all NAF
academies across the United States, with the goal of advancing STEM
education and opportunities to an additional 20,000 students.

Partnership benefits also include allowing students to earn NAFTrack
Certification credit, part of Lenovo’s commitment as a NAFTrack
Certified Hiring Partner,
and expanding engagement opportunities
with Lenovo, including Lenovo in the Classroom volunteer events. Nearly
4,000 students are estimated to participate in the Lenovo Scholar
Network during the 2017-2018 school year.

To learn more about the Lenovo Scholar Network and follow along with
students’ app creation journey, visit
www.lenovoscholars.com
or check out #LenovoScholars on social media.

Quotes:

Emilio Ghilardi, president, Lenovo North America
“Through this
program, we have engaged young minds to embrace and explore STEM
studies, and set their sights on higher education and the many exciting
job opportunities in this critical field. Lenovo is proud to expand our
partnership with NAF and to continue to inspire the next generation of
leaders.”

JD Hoye, president, NAF
“It has never been a better time to be part
of the Lenovo Scholar Network. We are so proud to announce this year’s
winners of the mobile app development competition, and NAF would also
like to extend our utmost gratitude to Lenovo for their longstanding
commitment and dedication. We are thrilled for the expansion of the
Lenovo Scholar Network and look forward to all of the positive
contributions to come.”

About Lenovo

Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) is a $45 billion global Fortune
500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial,
and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure
products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and
multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a
family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand),
tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn,
follow us on Facebook or
Twitter (@Lenovo)
or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

About NAF

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders
who work together to ensure high school students are college, career,
and future ready. NAF works with high need communities to transform the
high school experience through an educational design that includes
industry-specific curricula, relationships with business professionals,
and work-based learning experiences culminating in a paid internship.
NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to
become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost.
NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality &
tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences.
During the 2015-16 school year more than 96,000 students attended 675
NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. In 2016, NAF academies reported 96% of seniors graduated with
92% of graduates with post-secondary intentions. For more information,
please visit: naf.org

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