Liberty High School

Student Teams Win Grant Money for Health and Wellness Ideas

Nov 16, 2015

Help Frisco ISD students in their quest to win thousands of dollars to improve health and wellness at their schools!

Students from Liberty High School and Pearson Middle School recently advanced in a national competition hosted by SAP and GENYOUth that challenged students to develop and pitch ideas that would make a difference on their campuses.

Several groups of students from Liberty, Pearson and Roach Middle School participated in the event on November 4 at Transportation West. It was one of five events hosted in cities across the country as part of the Social Innovation Series, which invited students to design projects, receive mentoring from SAP and other executives and compete in a head-to-head pitch competition.

All seven FISD teams placed in the competition and won $1,000 grants to help fund their health and wellness ideas on campus.

Lamia Zuberi, a sophomore at Liberty, took the top prize for her idea to create a mobile app that would allow students to virtually create their own smoothies targeting their nutritional needs. She won four tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game in addition to $1,000 for her project.

Jackson Young and Sahil Mane, eighth graders at Pearson, won second place for their idea to bring stand-up desks to classrooms and took home a $250 Amazon gift card in addition to the $1,000.

Both groups advanced in the competition and are now competing in an online voting contest to win the title of SAP's Teen Innovator, an all-expenses paid trip to Super Bowl 50, and an additional $10,000 in grants for their ideas!

Click here to vote now through December 4. 

Other Frisco ISD teams winning $1,000 grants included:

Liberty High School

  • Liberty Lifestyle - Amy Zhang, Alisha Tapiawala, Julia Hwang and Mallory Reed

Pearson Middle School

  • In-School Student Stress Relieving Room - Maddie Perkins and Mira Kovalsky
  • Interactive Social Wellness Website - Anamika Suresh and Ananya Gosain

Roach Middle School

  • Snack Shack & Healthy Vending Machines - Trinity Williams, Tayah Chece and Sophia Schmich
  • Tickets for Strides - Bailey Jarrett, Bella Schmich and Meredith Beck

The SAP Social Innovation Series is presented in partnership with health and wellness nonprofit, GENYOUth as part of an ongoing partnership between the two organizations to help scale GENYOUth’s social entrepreneurship program, AdVenture Capital (AdCap), by investing in would-be student entrepreneurs who are fostering change and innovation in their local schools and communities as well as across the country.

“The digital economy is transforming our lives. With each successive generation we see an increased need to be faster, smarter and more agile and to think in non-traditional ways,” says Dave Spencer, managing director, East Region, SAP. “The SAP partnership with GENYOUth to build the ADCAP platform is a fantastic way for SAP to help students become social entrepreneurs and innovators in their local communities and work to solve the problems of today with an eye towards the future.”