Two separate National Academy Foundation teams at Lee County Senior High School have earned national recognition in the NAF’s 2016-17 Lenovo Scholar Network competition, as a result of their work on mobile apps.
The academies in Engineering and Finance were each among the 50 national teams who will receive support and equipment from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to further their efforts on app creations. With approximately 800 academies in schools across the country, it’s a true accomplishment for 2 recipients to come from the same high school.
The Engineering Academy is working on an app called A Healthy Life, which allows its users to monitor benchmarks in the 4 areas of health — emotional, social, mental and physical. The Finance Academy’s mobile application, called Checkly, makes it possible for users to receive alerts about upcoming events and to do items.
As Lee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Andy Bryan notes, these accomplishments reflect the school district’s mission to graduate students with more a diploma. “Our NAF Academies, in this case, Engineering and Finance, provide the opportunity for students to put real world skills into practice. We are very proud of our academies and the students and teachers who support them.”
Find out more about the students and their accomplishments in the November 2016 issue of the school district’s Digital Digest, Inspired.