Middle school students develop apps, projects judged by “shark” investors

Technologically-gifted middle school students from Horry County spent this past week creating apps, designing computer games and printing 3D models.

The iTEAMS Xtreme competition, held at Conway Middle School, allows selected students to flex their computer knowledge while learning technological skills necessary for future jobs in science, math, engineering and tech fields. 

The camp ran from Monday to Thursday, with students pitching their projects to a panel of “sharks” – or investors similar to the popular “Shark Tank” TV show – Thursday morning. 

“At this age, it’s very important that students get this exposure to all these tech programs,” said Conway Middle teacher Janella Givens. “Especially the kids in this area, they’re not always fortunate enough to use the apps or this technology.”