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Five EPAA students (and one from Oxford Day) presented their prototype, a digitally enhanced cane for the blind called Glow Vis, at a Design for Social Good Showcase hosted in the Stanford D. School. They presented in front Silicon Valley VCs and competed against 4 other teams from Nueva H.S to receive funding to further develop their product. Despite only having 5 Saturdays to work on this, compared to the entire school year the Nueva students had, Glow Vis was selected as one of two finalists! They requested $250 dollars to continue doing work like this, but the judges were so impressed with their work that they awarded them a check of $1000! 
I was so inspired by their hard work and sacrifice of their Saturdays, but I was even more blown away by their poise and confidence in what could have been a very intimidating environment.

Please join me in congratulating and celebrating the achievements of our students!! 
-Aaron Ragsdale