Three Bryant teams were recognized for their mobile app creations by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin at the House Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) App Challenge earlier this month.
Students from Bryant High School received the top three awards in the second congressional district.
Ninth-graders Aspen Mann, Savannah Schultz, Austin Wilkerson and Briley Young created an app called Survivor Blog that won first place.
The app is designed for cancer patients to connect with one another and share photos and drawings and includes an educational component.
Freshmen Dalton Bryant, Dillon Hubbard, Phillip Isom-Green and Dillon Meaders placed second for their app Geo Station. This app "promotes the use of more environmentally-friendly fuels by connecting drivers of compressed natural gas vehicles with nearby fueling stations," said Devin Sherrill, Bryant School District communications director.
Juniors Alex Everett, Tori Koos and Aundrea Pedraza finished in third place for their app.
The app "strives to address the problem of hunger in Arkansas by connecting those in need with nearby charitable organizations," Sherrill said.
The app also gives information about local food drives.
All of the teams were sponsored by Bryant High School business teacher Daniel Moix.
"It's rewarding to help students go behind the scenes and become creators rather than just consumers of the content they see on their devices every day," he said.