Four Moon Area High School (MAHS) students received cash prizes on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, for participating in the Roberto Brain Health Challenge during the month of May.
The challenge was sponsored by Questeq and hosted by RC21X, a Coraopolis-based brain health and wellness technology company that advocates for the idea that everyone should know how well their brain is performing. The company strives to make students aware of the fact that life without good brain health tends to be more difficult than it otherwise might be, no matter what one's age is. RC21X's mission is to influence and enable people everywhere to do that with its six-minute brain performance app called Roberto, which is inspired by the late Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder, Roberto Clemente.
Over 60 students participated in the Brain Health Challenge from MAHS through the Roberto app. The app involves a series of video games and challenges that test memory, balance, reaction time, etc. to assess and promote positive brain health for anyone ages 6-60.
Former MAHS principal and RC21X Vice-President, Michael Hauser, and Questeq CEO, Jeffery Main, presented scholarships to seven student award winners from the contest. MAHS students Heidi VandenBosche, Isabella Gayoso, Stephanie Manasterski, and Sarah Connors each received $100 scholarships.
Seven of the 21 invited schools from the greater Pittsburgh area had someone participate in the first brain challenge in the country. West Mifflin High School came in first place in the challenge with MAHS claiming second place. Moon Area High School and the Moon Area High School Band each received $500 school awards for placing second in highest user percentage per student population and highest brain performance profile average.