Milton’s Developers Place in Teen Hacks Competition

Along with computer science faculty member Chris Hales, Milton’s programmers attended the Teen Hacks LI Hackathon in Long Island, New York. Aaron Lockhart ’21, Sebby Park ’21, Tim Colledge ’21, and Aaron’s friend built an app called BiParse, which indicates whether a given article has a liberal or a conservative bias. They earned first place in the competition. Sur+, built by Zack Ankner ’20 and Alex Rodriguez ’20, lets users donate a certain percentage of every payment they make to a charity of their choice. They earned third place. Miriam Zuo ’20, Kendelle Grubbs ’20, and Shiloh Liu ’22 built Find Your Reps, an app that allows Americans to learn about their local representatives. James Perreault ’21 built CensorFlow, a parental-controls app for Google Chrome. Ben Botvinick ’21 teamed up with a friend from Philadelphia to build Charity Banner, which allows web developers to donate income from their web traffic to charity.


The curiosity to ask why and the courage to speak out are qualities that lead to innovation and change. The individuals featured in this issue embody these qualities. Through their questioning, leadership, and willingness to share their views, they are making a difference–in their professions and in the world.