District Highlights

Florence Middle School Competes in Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Gregg Harper today announced the winners of his 2017 Congressional App Challenge, a competition intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and to encourage the next generation of Mississippians to engage in these fields.

The challenge ran from July 26 through November 1. Participants competed either as individuals or as teams of up to four. Each team created and submitted their own software application (“app”) for mobile, tablet or other computing devices on a platform of their choice.

The second place finisher was “Tech Team App” submitted by students at Florence Middle School. Third place was a tie between “Let’s Talk” and “States Quiz” by students at Florence Middle School and Brandon Middle School, respectively.

Congratulations to FMS tech team student 2nd place winners, Devin Conerly, Jana Len Jones, Joseph Ross, Brett Hutchinson and Sarah Edmonson, Brookly Sistrunk, and Anna Vaughn who tied for 3rd place with students from Brandon Middle School.

Photo courtesy of Florence Middle School
District Highlights

App Developers

Columbus, MS

Mrs. Sharon Weems’ after-school, “introduction to app development” students created three apps for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge Competition. The student teams designed and created these apps using Code Studio’s App Lab. The group consisted of three teams of students. Two teams created survey apps, and the other team created a game app. The developers plan to utilize their apps in upcoming school and community events. ​ Mrs. Weems is a technologist at Stokes-Beard Technology and Communications Magnet School in Columbus, Mississippi.

Photos courtesy of Stokes-Beard Technology and Communications Magnet School