PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10, 2014 — To showcase the academic talent in the 8th Senatorial District and stir greater awareness to anti-bullying efforts, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, STEMNASIUM and a winning team of Penn Wood High School students will debut a mobile application to help children and teens avoid and report bullying.

Penn Wood won Sen. Williams’ 1st “Anti-Bullying Mobile App Challenge” this past June and each team member received new iPad2s for their work.

Penn Wood’s winning mobile app will debut at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, at Penn Wood High School’s Lansdowne campus.

“I expected great things from the students who are getting good educations in Philadelphia and Delaware counties, but the quality and development of this design exceeded my expectations,” Sen. Williams said. “This new mobile app will be a difference maker in the lives of so many of our sons, daughters, friends and neighbors.”

The team that developed the new technology included students Dagmawe Berhanu, Iris Freely, Earl Johnson, Allyn Johnson, Giselle Marston and Danny Santos.

The team from STEMNASIUM who developed this application were led by CEO Tariq Al Nasir and Maurice Pollard, project manager.

The application is available for use by all the school districts.

Penn Wood High School principal Brandon Cooley, William Penn School District Superintendent Joseph Bruni, and other elected officials will join the senator and other administrators from the Philadelphia and Southeast Delco School Districts at the event.

Performances by ARF (Astronauts Really Fly) and Mont Brown, of “Growing Pains,” will also be held.

Media coverage is encouraged.

WHAT:           Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, STEMNASIUM and Penn Wood High School to debut winning anti-bullying mobile application.

WHEN:          1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17

WHERE:        Penn Wood High School, 100 Green Ave, Lansdowne


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