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A team from Mandarin High School (from right) Breanna Aylesbury, Elma Bektic, and Kyle Conlon, work on their APP for the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Andrew Jackson High School students Mercedes Richardson, and Quinton Watson work on their APP during the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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A team from Mandarin High School (from left) Kyle Conlon, Elma Bektic and Breanna Aylesbury work on their APP for the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Fletcher High School students (from left) Donald Walker, Cameron McCoy and Kara Harris work on the APP during the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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A team from Mandarin High School (from left) Kyle Conlon, Elma Bektic and Breanna Aylesbury work on their APP for the competition. As other area teams do the same in the two-hour time limit they were given. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Andrew Jackson High School students Mercedes Richardson, and Quinton Watson work on their APP during the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Mandarin High School student Breanna Aylesbury works on building elements for her team's APP for the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Mandarin High School student Breanna Aylesbury works on building elements for her team's APP for the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Fletcher High School students (from left) Donald Walker, Cameron McCoy and Kara Harris work on the APP during the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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Alex Vlachakis Executive Director of CTE: STEM, IT and Computer Science for Duval County Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) division talks to the students as the competition begins. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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A facilitator from MAD Learn helps the students get started with their APP building challenge via a teleconference link. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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A team from Mandarin High School (from left) Kyle Conlon, Elma Bektic and Breanna Aylesbury work on their APP for the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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A team from Mandarin High School (from left) Kyle Conlon, Elma Bektic and Breanna Aylesbury work on their APP for the competition. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union)

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The Duval County Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) division is helping get more school district girls and boys involved in STEM and computer programming with fun events for all students and one just for girls this week. On Wednesday the ET Intelligence Hackathon was held at MOSH for high school students. Students were challenged to create an APP that will help save the world from an space alien invasion. | Buy Photos