Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Emily Waite, FHS senior wins Samsung Mobile App Scholarship

Emily Waite, a senior at FHS has received the Samsung Mobile App Scholarship for $20,000. Emily finished on the top in the 2015 contest. She will be receiving her award at a press conference at the end of April. 


"A 12th grader at Franklin High School in Franklin, MA. Emily's idea, Med Kid, aims to make frequent medicine-taking fun for children with serious illnesses; Med Kid gives in-app rewards each time a medicine is taken."

Emily Waite (photo from Samsung webpage)
Emily Waite (photo from Samsung webpage)

"Six Samsung Mobile App Academies were held during the summer of 2015 in Miami; Houston; Boston; San Francisco; New Brunswick, NJ; and Washington, DC/ Baltimore, MD, with the goal of igniting top-performing 11th and 12th graders' interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and the related careers. Students learned about mobile app concept development and coding basics, plus the research, logic, design, and marketing that developers use when conceptualizing and creating mobile apps. Afterward, students had the opportunity to submit their own app concepts for a chance to win scholarships!"

For additional info on this program and the other awards, check out the Samsung site

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