A college student from Gaylord developed an app that took the top prize in an AT&T "Hackathon'' mobile development contest.
The Petoskey News-Review reports that 18-year-old Aaron Crawfis and two others created the application called "Beacon.'' They designed it to help people locate friends at concerts, and sports or other large events.
Crawfis is a graduate of St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord and a freshman at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. He went to the two-day "Hackathon'' at the university, presented the idea and was joined by two others he had not known previously.
They learned a week later that they had won the top prize: $1,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Dallas in January to pitch "Beacon'' to the AT&T executive board.