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NVTHS Earns Creativity Award at Hackathon
NASHOBA TECH TEAM EARNS CREATIVITY AWARD AT HACKATHON
Posted on 04/03/2019
NASHOBA TECH TEAM EARNS   CREATIVITY AWARD AT HACKATHON

From left are Star-Hawks Hackathon judge Ashwani Singhal (senior vice president, NETSCOUT), Newton North student Lasya Tavanati, Nashoba, students Rajin Kichannagari and Michael Carpentier, judge Ann Westerheim (founder and president, Ekaru) and judge Tom O’Donnell (director of UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub).

WESTFORD — Three students at Nashoba Tech, teamed with another student from Newton North High School, received the Creativity Award at a recent Star-Hacks Hackathon hosted by NETSCOUT in Westford.

            The Creativity Award is given to a project that attacks a problem with a fresh idea and a unique solution.      

The students — sophomores Michael Carpentier and Georgia Sarrategui, and freshman Rajin Kichannagari —along with Newton North’s Lasya Tavanati, created for the Hackathon the BlueHeart Emergency Health Alert, a device that tracks the user’s heart rate and, if needed, sends an alert for help to people within a certain radius, as well as the user’s emergency contacts.

The Star-Hacks Hackathon was held March 16 at NETSCOUT’s Westford location. A hackathon is a 12-hour event that has students brainstorming, coding and solving problems one faces in everyday life.

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Clockwise from left, Nashoba Tech sophomores Michael Carpentier and Georgia Sarrategui, Newton North High School’s Lasya Tavanati, and Nashoba Tech freshman Rajin Kichannagari (back to camera) brainstorm during the recent Star-Hacks Hackathon at NETSCOUT in Westford.