The 2017 Fall AppJam+ Program concluded with the 2nd Showcase Finale on December 6th with students from 4 Middle/Jr High Schools & 1 High School. Dreams for Schools partnered with the Orange County Center for International Trade Development to bring AppJam+ to Portola High School students and have them build apps with the theme of Global Trade & Business. The Showcase finale event was held at UC Irvine with 18 presentations by 14 middle school teams and 4 high school teams.
With nearly 100 middle school students from Alamitos Intermediate - Boys & Girls Club Garden Grove, St. Margaret's Episcopal School, Harbor Day School, Mariners Christian School, and 20 high school students from Portola High School, judges had an incredibly tough task to select 4 four winners to take the prizes and 1 winner for the high school category. In addition to the friendly judging competition, the event included a Best Poster Award, voted on by all participating students.Showcase Winners:
1st Place: Kansas Kitties (Mariners Christian School)
2nd Place: WDEK (Mariners Christian School)
3rd Place: Cool Name Pending (Mariners Christian School)
4th Place: Creative Gamers (Boys & Girls Club - Alamitos Intermediate)
Student Favorite (Best Poster): Cool Name Pending (Mariners Christian School)
Center for International Trade Development Category Winner: Naropo Productions (Portola High School)
Learn more about the apps created by the students teams from each school by clicking through the school tabs below.