West Fargo 6th-graders create app to help students get to class on time, locate lost items

Associated Press

A group of West Fargo sixth graders has continued a trend started by other students in the city by winning its state competition in a national app-creation challenge.

The 'School Handy" app produced by seven Liberty Middle School students made West Fargo the only city in the nation to win Best in State in Verizon's Innovative App Challenge for three years in a row.

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The app is designed to show students what supplies they need for class on a daily basis and to help them locate lost items with real-time updates on the school's lost and found repository.

The students were attempting to be the city's third straight national winner, joining Cheney Middle School's Snap Docs app last year and STEM Center Middle School's Recycling Bin app in 2013.