A group of Havelock High students is seeking votes from the public in the Emerging Issues Forum Innovative Challenge.
Havelock is one of four finalists in the contest, with voting done through a website.
The Institute for Emerging Issues sponsors the contest, which celebrates innovation and inventiveness of students. The winning school receives $5,000 for development of the product.
Havelock High students developed the Handy Educational Learning Program, or HELP. The computer program allows students to anonymously engage with the teacher using a basic stoplight method, with green indicating they have no questions about the material, yellow indicating they need further explanation, or red indicating a specific question about the material. The tool allows students to ask questions about material without the fear of looking dumb or being judged in front of the rest of the class.
The students produced a video detailing their project that can be viewed on the emerging issues website. Voting is allowed once per day per email address through Monday.
To vote in the contest and view the video, go online to http://iei.ncsu.edu/engage/schedule-an-event/prizes-for-innovation/emerging-issues-prize-innovation-high-school/emerging-issues-prize-for-innovation-high-school-finalists/.