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Winners Announced In Westchester App Development Competition At Pace

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (R) congratulates grand prize winners Mark and Lindsay Aldrich of Yorktown, as Pace Dean Amar Gupta looks on. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Fox Lane HS team won first place in the "Usability" category - here with Pace Dean Amar Gupta (L) and Rob Astorino (R). Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
One of the judges (L) with the Mamaroneck HS team. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students present their work to a panel of judges. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Rob Astorino looks at the work of one of the teams. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Rob Astorino meets the competitors in the final 30 teams prior to the awards ceremony Friday. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Monroe College team from New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Rob Astorino, Pace Dean Amar Gupta and Bill McGrath pose with the finalist teams. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y -- Winners of the Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl were announced Friday (after the top 30 teams spent two hours presenting their work to the judges) in an award ceremony at Pace University.

The awards ceremony featured remarks by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and William J. McGrath, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Westchester campuses.

For the past two months, students have been working on developing mobile apps to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

The competition's grand-prize winner was the family team of Mark Aldrich (Soundview Prep) and Lindsay Aldrich (Yorktown HS) of Yorktown.

Their winning app is called Care Connect.

"Win or lose, we were very happy to be a part of this, and have everyone work together to benefit the community," Lindsay Aldrich told Daily Voice. "Our app's purpose is to connect caregivers - to help them work together, and lesson the burden of their responsibilities. The contest has been a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to meet a lot of people."

Top prize included $1,000.00 cash, a few electronic goodies, a spot of honor at Astorino's 2015 State of the County Address on Wednesday, April 22, and a chance to pitch their app to industry experts.

Fox Lane High School's team took the top prize in the "Usability" category.

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