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Page student wins first place in computer coding

Page Middle School seventh grader Kamila Miles and her teammate from Short Pump took first place in the Hands-On Coders Experience on Oct. 14 in Richmond.

Capital One and Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson partnered to bring the educational opportunity to approximately 100 middle school girls across the state and inspire their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects by learning about computers and coding. 

As part of the program, the girls paired up for a competition to create a mobile app. Kamila and her partner developed an app called “Speech Genie,” which allows users to test their pronunciation of words in different languages.

The intention of the mobile app was to help students that take foreign language classes feel more confident about their pronunciation. The top three mobile apps were selected as winners. 

The prize for the winners was an invitation to attend Capital One’s Annual Women in Technology Expe...

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