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Local high schoolers design app, wins $10,000 in Hackathon competition

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A team of students from Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience beat 19 area schools in computer science contest (Credit: KMOV) A team of students from Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience beat 19 area schools in computer science contest (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Local high school students are taking home $10,000 after winning the 3rd annual student Hackathon.

A team of students from the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience beat 19 other area schools during a computer science and technology contest. The event, hosted by World Wide Technology, tasked teams to use technology to solve problems in their community.

The group created an app that allows eighth graders to research and determine what St. Louis public high school fits them the best.

Student Tullaia Powell said that adding more responsibility to the students was a key component in creating the app.

“We wanted to provide something that puts the responsibility away from counselors or parents and in the hands of students," said Powell.

The win was extra special due to the fact that the team has never competed in the contest before.

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