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SPARK AwardsGilbert, Ariz. – The winners of the second annual Schools Participate in App Resource and Knowledge (SPARK) App League were announced Thursday in Gilbert, Arizona.  The 40-day contest challenged high school students from across Arizona to build mobile applications for Gilbert’s Fire and Rescue Department. Prizes were given for various categories including Best Overall, Code Implementation and Design and Usability. 

The prize for the Best Overall App was awarded to an all-girls team from Centennial High School in Phoenix for the best design and code implementation.  Mesquite High School, in Gilbert, was given recognition for Best Design and Usability.

Digital Newsroom: Attention media: To download a sound bite and b-roll from the event, please click here. For photos of the event, click here.

ABOUT SPARK APP LEAGUE: Schools Participate in App Resources and Knowledge (SPARK) App League is a partnership with Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation and Intel. The first program of its kind in Arizona and perhaps in the entire nation, SPARK App League’s goal is to encourage and give an opportunity for high school students from across Arizona to develop mobile applications that incorporate science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) in order to provide a better quality of life for the citizens of Gilbert, Arizona.  Please visit or follow @SPARKAppLeague on Twitter for more information.