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Innovations Challenge Winners

From left, Yiheng Chen, Aram LaVan, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Micky Fairorth and Will Vauclain holding certificates.
PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, left, presents winning certificates to the Innovations Challenge team from North Allegheny Senior High School, from left, Leela Pinnamaraju and Isha Das.

2019 Statewide Winner

North Allegheny Senior High School"Safe Drive" app, which would allow users to see their work zone violations in real time. The app's interface would reward drivers with points for good behavior and penalize drivers for violations.

  • Students: Isha Das, Leela Pinnamaraju
  • Adviser: Laura Prosser

​2019 Regional Winners

2019 Regional Innovations Challenge Winners
DistrictSchoolSolutionStudentsAdviser
1Farrell Area High School PingersCamryn Gipson, Kayla Bello, Rachel OwensKim Kladitis
2Juniata High School
Narrow Lanes, Slow Traffic
Carl Fowler, Trevor Kinsloe
Raina Haubert
3Northeast Bradford Senior High School
Speed Governor Jammer
Eryn Nichols, Jazmine Elliott, Jenna Whaley, Madison Jochum
Rebecca Folk
4Dallas High School
Photovoltaic Photo Finish
Michael Quinnan, Shreene Patel, Maddie Baloga, Alex DeRome
Kevin West
5North Schuylkill High School Personalized Digital SignDrew Mashack, Tyler WolfgangKelly Stone
6Academy Park High School
Incentivizing the Road
Cheyenne Phillips, Sahmir Blackwell
Colleen DiMaggio
8Hershey High School
RedWrench
Angie Bu, Eman Asghar
Colette Silvestri
9Somerset Area Senior High School Signal-Controlled GovernorBenjamen Geary, Andrew Beachy, Tyson HostetlerHomer Kreinbrook, Michael Benton
10Seneca Valley Senior High School
"Smart" Speed Bumps
Caroline Cohen, Kevin Karatassos
Dean Walker
11North Allegheny Senior High School Mobile app
Isha Das, Leela PinnamarajuLaura Prosser
12Norwin High School
Laser Technology Solution
Emily Jumba, Hannah Jackson
Tom Harskowitch

From left, Yiheng Chen, Aram LaVan, PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Micky Fairorth and Will Vauclain holding certificates.
PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, center, presents winning certificates to the Innovations Challenge team from Haverford School, from left, Yiheng Chen, Aram LaVan, Micky Fairorth, and Will Vauclain.

2018 Statewide Winner

Haverford SchoolMachine-Learning Based Attention Analysis Tool on Smartphones Safeguarding Driving Teens

  • Students: Micky Fairorth, Will Vauclain, Yiheng Chen, Aram LaVan
  • Adviser: Holly Golecki

2018 Regional Winners

2018 Regional Innovations Challenge Winners
DistrictSchoolSolutionStudentsAdviser
1Meadville Area High SchoolTeen Safe Driving AppPallas Athena Cain, Alexis Holt, Elizabeth Grove, Saskia JagerJill Hyatt
4Dallas High SchoolSafe Driving School for StudentsMichael Quinnan, Shreena Patel, Maddie Baloga, Kelly YoungKevin West
4Lehman IntermediateComic StripsJason Lopez, Donjee Mosley-Saunders, Hennessy Velazquez, Kayla OrtizKendal Askins
5Pocono Mountain East High SchoolSensor WheelBrandon Torres, Zacahry RacavichDr. Deborah Kerby
6Haverford SchoolMachine-Learning Based Attention Analysis Tool on Smartphones Safeguarding Driving TeensMicky Fairorth, Will Vauclain, Yiheng Chen, Aram LaVanHolly Golecki
8Cedar Crest High SchoolSobriety Test KeyGabrielle Talys, Addie Harvey, Justice ArmstrongJill Houtz
11South Fayette High SchoolKYHU (Keep Your Head Up) Driving AppParv Shrivastiva, Suraj Bokil, Vinay Pedapati, Siddartha KhanjachiJames Hausman