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Badin students design community app, win contest

Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 19:43:02-05

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Three local high school students are putting their minds together to make the community a better place. 

Badin High School students Jacob Waggoner, Jon Moran and Nick Eyl are designing an app called "ImpACT" that can help users volunteer for community service projects, support local businesses and contact elected officials. 

"It's about taking your education -- what we're learning right now -- and applying it beyond the classroom," Eyl said. 

The app got started in their advanced technology class. 

"All of them have shown great, great skills, not only in technology but their other classes at Badin," teacher Dave Gretz said.

On Monday, the students were surprised by an assembly and visit from Rep. Warren Davidson. They had won a contest for students in the 8th Congressional District. 

Their app will also be featured in the U.S. Capitol. 

"It was an honor," Moran said.

The app isn't available to the public yet, but the students have big plans.

"We'd like to see it go national wide, to all cities in America," Moran said. "I think it could better us as a society and just make us better people."