Roaming Around Lost Inside Walnut Hills High – There’s an App for That!


By Christine Wolff

Walnut Hills High School students recently won the Ohio Cyber Range Institute Award for a tool that helps newbies find their classrooms inside the sprawling high school building.

The Walnut Hills team won for a project called Walnut Direct, a phone app that aids users in navigating through buildings with challenging layouts with preloaded maps.

Walnut Hills, a large campus with several buildings constructed over the years, is, indeed, challenging for students trying to get quickly from Point A to Point B. Often there is no clear-cut way to get to distant classrooms, with stairways, long hallways  and lots of students to get through.

The award for web and software programming, high school division, was given April 14, 2020, at the University of Cincinnati School of Information Technology’s IT Expo.

The Walnut Hills High School team: Adham Atwan, Ajai Nelson, Alex Krol, Ben Francis, Ben Holm-Bertelsen, Dean Liu, Jaran Chao, Joseph Moliterno, Louis Ke, Michael Davies, Paige Mickol, and Taran Ghuman.

Faculty Advisor is Dr. Bill Gordon.

Watch the team’s video submission below.



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