Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that three tech-savvy
high school students from across Maine were recently selected as winners
of the 2019 Tyler
Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students
to develop a mobile application and create a video to showcase their
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Three winners of Tyler Technologies’ Maine App Challenge are awarded $10,000 in college scholarships. (Photo: Business Wire)
The winners received scholarships totaling $10,000, which were presented
at an awards ceremony held at Tyler’s Yarmouth, Maine, office on June
This year’s winners are:
First place: Michael Guertler of Yarmouth High School created
“TIMR,” a camera app that relies on voice commands to take pictures.
After being disappointed with his smartphone’s inability to take
pictures using voice commands, Michael developed the app to take
photos with a quick audio instruction. Michael is a returning winner
from the 2018 Maine App Challenge.
Second place: Avery Gosselin of the Maine Central Institute
(MCI) developed “The Room of Requirement” app. MCI has a room of
requirement that houses donated goods that are intended to be
distributed to people in need. With Avery’s app, MCI students can
conveniently request items from the room while maintaining privacy.
Third place: Aidan Blum Levine of Deering High School created
“Winditions,” an app where Mainers can check on and report trail
conditions. Aiden has created flyers and posted them at various trails
around Portland to promote the app, which currently has more than 300
“We are excited to catch a glimpse of Maine’s future through these
innovative student designs,” said Chris Hepburn, president of Tyler’s
ERP & Schools Division. “The Maine App Challenge continues to encourage
today’s high school students and introduce them to a future in
technology, and we’re proud to support their continued education through
For the second year, Tyler also awarded a $500 check to the Maine high
school with the most teams or individuals submitting an eligible entry.
This year’s winner is Biddeford Regional Center of Technology in
The Maine App Challenge was developed in partnership with Educate
Maine’s Project>Login to encourage the next generation of professionals
to pursue future careers in STEM-related disciplines. These three
students successfully designed, developed, and presented functional
mobile applications, and were rewarded with college scholarships
totaling $10,000 in 529 college savings plans.
For more information about the Maine App Challenge, please contact MACT@tylertech.com.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is the largest and most established
provider of integrated software and technology services focused on the
public sector. Tyler’s end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and
federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more
transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting
data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler’s solutions are
transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in
their communities. Tyler has more than 21,000 successful installations
across 10,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the
Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. A financially
strong company, Tyler has achieved double-digit revenue growth every
quarter since 2012. It was also named to Forbes’ “Best Midsize
Employers” list in 2018 and recognized twice on its “Most Innovative
Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies,
headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.