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Please Vote Today - Missoula students need helping taking their homework app nationwide in the Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge

January 25, 2017View for printing

A group of Missoula students at Sentinel High School have turned a class assignment into an award winning app in the Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge. Now they'?re looking for help to get to nationals.

The app was a final for their computer science class. In groups of six, they brainstormed an idea for an app, came up with an ad and then submitted it to Verizon along with answers to essay questions.

The idea for the app quickly became personal for the winning group of Sentinel students. They thought back to their own frustrations of not knowing their homework assignments and grades. It was on those frustrations the "Classroom Assistant" app was born.

If Stevens and his fellow classmates win "Best in the Nation" or "Fan Favorite", they get funds to develop the app, training from MIT to develop it and $15,000 for their program.

To vote for the "Classroom Assistant" app, text CLASSASST to 22333. The polls close by midnight on February 14th.

By Jenna Heberden

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