East Meadow Places Second in Nassau County Comptroller’s High School Business Challenge

East Meadow Places Second in Nassau County Comptroller’s High School Business Challenge Photo

PediaCore, a nine-member team of business students from East Meadow High School, earned second place in the fifth annual Nassau County Comptroller’s High School Business Challenge.

The East Meadow group competed against 20 other teams from nine Nassau County high schools at the Theodore Roosevelt Legislative and Executive Building in Mineola. This year’s entrepreneurial challenge asked teams to conceptualize, develop and bring to market a mobile application with broad appeal in the area of public safety, health care or homeland security.

PediaCore is a mobile app that alerts the user to whether their doctor is on time or not, allows them to make or change appointments, and identifies illnesses within the school district and community. It also refers the user to participating providers in their insurance plans and provides them with access to their medical bills, payment history and immunization forms.    

During the competition, each team presented their business plan and a prototype of their mobile app to a panel of judges, consisting of business professionals and community leaders as well as Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. 

The East Meadow team won $600 for their second-place finish, provided by the Long Island Conservatory.

Toni McIntosh, the district’s Business and Technology Education Chairperson, congratulated the students on their achievement. 

“This was a remarkable experience and I am beyond impressed with the hard work, dedication and perseverance that these students demonstrated over the course of the year and at the competition,” she said.    

A special thank-you to advisor Marybeth Kane for her support and guidance to the team throughout the year.