Local students are being nationally recognized for creating a virtual reality app.

Students from Kent Career Tech Center created the app that "empowers educators and families to help students with Autism develop classroom social skills."

The completed project earned them a spot in the top 10 national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

According to a press release, the contest is a $2 million competition that encourages teachers and students to solve issues in their local community using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).

As a finalist, Kent Career Tech Center will be given $50,000 in technology, and students will travel to the final event in New York City. That's where they will present their project to a panel of judges in hopes to be named a national grand prize winner.

The best part? You can help them win the community choice award! Vote for Kent Career Tech Center by voting at this link.

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