August 31, 2016, 8:16am By Bethany Ao, Writer, Denver Post
Last Thanksgiving, while most Altona Middle School students were at home eating turkey and shopping on Black Friday with their families, Rachel Su, Advika Jayanti, Jeffrey Hew, Sterling Gardner and Carolyn Qiu bundled up in warm clothes and headed to their school’s computer lab.
The Best in Nation Verizon App Winning Team concluded their amazing journey by presenting their App at the TSA Conference in Nashville in June. The team consisted of Rachel Su, Advika Jayanti, Sterling Gardner, Jeffrey Hew, Carolyn Qiu and Mrs. Kelleher. They spent countless hours working to develop the App ever since the announcement that they won Best in Nation back in February. This team worked with a professional from M.I.T. to program the App the will be accessible on the Google Play store.
Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.
Do you have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5? If so, the Altona Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society would like to offer you the opportunity to become a member. The organization is well respected among administrators, faculty members, students, parents and residents of the school communities around the nation.