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High school's all-female tech team wins app design challenge


January 29, 2020

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Three juniors from Howell Cheney Technical School have broken a glass ceiling by becoming the first all-female group to win the 1st District Congressional App Challenge.

Jalah Edison, 16, of Vernon, Rocio Rivera, 16, of East Hartford, and Jazzlin Grisby, 16, also of East Hartford, were recognized by U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, at a ceremony at their school. Larson presented the girls with certificates of special congressional recognition for designing the app "School of Math."

"If felt incredible and empowering," Rivera said Friday.

The team also won...

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