Education roundup: Hackathon teaches high school students about technology – Canton Repository

AKRON – The 2021 TECHCORPShack will be Nov. 6 at The University of Akron. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate. No prior technology experience is required. In fact, one of the goals of the TECHCORPShack is to provide a safe and supportive environment where students can learn more about technology. 

High school students from Summit, Stark, Portage and Medina counties can register for the TECHCORPSHack at Technology professionals are needed as volunteers at the hackathon. To learn more, visit 

The TECHCORPShack in Akron will be hosted by University of Akron and is sponsored by AT&T Ohio. This is the fourth year that AT&T has sponsored the TECHCORPShack. 

Through the TECHCORPShack, students learn how to use a mobile app development tool and receive support and guidance from technology volunteers from the community, explained TECH CORPS National Executive Director Lisa M. Chambers. She said high school students will build mobile apps to solve real-world problems. 

TECH CORPS works to ensure K-12 students have equal access to computer science and information technology programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college, credential or career. 

Holston Scholarship
recipients announced 

MASSILLON – Seven Massillon High School graduates recently received scholarships from the Harriet C. Holston Scholarship Fund. The Holston Scholarships are for Massillon High School graduates who are attending or who will attend colleges, universities, nursing school, vocational or technical schools. Recipients are chosen on the basis of economic need and educational potential for further training, according to a news release. 

Recipients of $242.86