On October 15, 2016, Angie Santillan and Mary Morocho, 6th graders at Cleveland St School,
committed themselves to an 8-week Computer Science program in New York City on Saturday mornings. They were a part of an exclusive group of middle school girls from the tri-state area who were learning how to make mobile apps. All of the girls worked in teams to design an app that would serve a good. "Team Margie" (Mary and Angie) chose to design a bilingual vocabulary game for young English Learners who would adjust easier in their classroom by learning words and phrases frequently used by the teacher and their classmates. All teams had to present their app to a panel of judges. The Top 3 Teams received prizes, and there was a Popularity prize for the app with the most downloads.
Mary and Angie won the Popularity prize for the most downloads. Their app, Flipperty Match, won Second Place. Both contests were major accomplishments based on their degree of difficulty. Both girls received the Echo Dot 2nd Generation and an Arduino App Starter Kit.
Family members were invited to the presentation which was on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Mary and Angie's mothers attended. The following Tuesday, December 13th, the girls were Student of the Month Honorees at the Board of Education meeting.