PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Five tech-savvy high school students from across Maine were recently selected as winners of the 2017 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students to develop a mobile application and create a video to showcase their app. The finalists received scholarships totaling $10,000, which were presented at a ceremony preceding the 1 p.m. Portland Sea Dogs game on Sunday, April 23, 2017. This year’s winners are:
- First place: Permit Log by Brian Austin, Nathan Kiesman and Noble Mushtak of Marshwood High School is an electronic version of the permit log student drivers must complete and submit to receive their license. The app captures all the information of the traditional log, plus has a timer to track hours driven, stores supervising driver’s name, age and license number, and exports to a printer for ease of submission.
- Second place: iExercise by James Newkirk of Telstar High School is an exercise tracker that includes a sit up counter, universal exercise pacer, walking and running tracker, and more, plus offers healthy living tips.
- Third place: SoPo Spark by Tyler Hansen of South Portland High School helps others make the world a better place by creating change and spreading positivity through daily challenges, like going through old clothes and donating to charity, holding the door open for two strangers, or trying to brighten someone’s day.
The Maine App Challenge was developed in partnership with Educate Maine’s Project>Login to encourage the next generation of professionals to pursue future careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related disciplines. These five finalists successfully designed, developed and presented functional mobile applications, and were rewarded with college scholarships totaling $10,000 in 529 college savings plans.
“The Maine App Challenge continues to showcase the talent of many high school students who, we hope, will consider pursuing a career in technology,” said Chris Hepburn, president of Tyler’s ERP & Schools Division. “Tyler is excited to catch a glimpse of Maine’s future and we’re proud to support the winners’ continued education with $10,000 in scholarships.”
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About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 15,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. In 2016, Forbes ranked Tyler on its “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list, and it has also named Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” eight times. The company has been included six times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.