Accepting the Phantom Challenge

Accepting the Phantom Challenge photo

Bayport-Blue Point High School students were recently able to present tentative business ideas and products to district administration, board members and local business owners during the school’s fifth annual Phantom Challenge competition.

Throughout the course of the evening, the following students presented their innovative projects to the judges – Nikolai Dolan, Maddy Kirby, Jacob Lurie and Annie Zoller. 

The night’s top prize went to Jacob Lurie’s “MyRoomie App,” while Annie Zoller was declared runner-up with her “School Safety Stickers.” 

Jacob’s “MyRoomie App” is an application which helps pair college aged students with roommates that have similar study, social and emotional habits. Additionally, he created an algorithm that mathematically narrows down the likelihood that each student would be a perfect match. 

Annie’s “School Safety Stickers” were created in an effort to display important information on the outside of public buildings for first responders in the event of an emergency. The stickers can be customized to match the theme of the institution. 

Both Annie and Jacob received scholarship money from the Vinni Perri/Mike Marchan Scholarship Fund for their efforts, and Annie was kind enough to donate her proceeds to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida which served as the inspiration for her business.

Maddy Kirby’s “Desalination Water Bottle” and Nikolai Dolan’s “Solar Sails” were named second and third runners-up, respectively. 

The district congratulates all student participants for their fantastic projects.