11/25/2019, 8:58:20 AM
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Four
Rocky River High School (RRHS) students recently competed at the Hyland
Software High School Innovation Showdown and took second place at the event.
Jason Gronn, Keegan Kovach and Matthew Stueber, and freshman Hugo Stickney
represented RRHS at the event. The team was selected for the program among a
number of teams in the Greater Cleveland area because of its initial proposal
and was one of just six teams to advance to the final round.
Hyland High School Innovation Showdown is a team competition that tasks
students to use their creativity to come up with an innovative concept that
could solve a real-world problem. Team conduct brainstorming sessions, develop
project plans, and work together to showcase their idea effectively.
RRHS team designed the PlugShine lightbulb as a way to reduce the 7 million
tons of glass waste produced every year. The students discovered a way to reuse
the glass cover of a lightbulb and just replace the lighting element inside.
Software employees serve as mentors for the teams throughout the competition,
giving students direct access to industry professionals for guidance and