Wilborn Nobles and Elbis Bolton win awards for best, riskiest projects

My friend Elbis Bolton and I were awarded grants to fund our police accountability app. Elbis has worked really hard to develop our beta version, and I expect this tool to be a great asset in protecting citizens and police officers.

The Manship School's Knight Grant Blog

Winners of two awards for their police accountability mobile app pose with judges of the Social News Challenge awards. From left are Beth Colvin, award winners Wilborn Nobles and Elbis Bolton, Manship School Dean Jerry Ceppos and Chris Branton. Winners of two awards for their police accountability mobile app pose with judges of the Social News Challenge awards. From left are Beth Colvin, award winners Wilborn Nobles and Elbis Bolton, Manship School Dean Jerry Ceppos and Chris Branton.

The POWER app's "about" page The POWER app’s “about” page

Wilborn Nobles III and Elbis Bolton swept both Social Media News Challenge awards for their police accountability mobile application.

The two students launched the Android version of their POWER (Police Officer Watchdog Events Reporter) application this week, so judges were able to examine how the app worked Wednesday night after students made presentations about seven nearly finished social media projects.

Judges were to choose two prize winners based on the presentations, one for the most successful project and one for the riskiest project. After considering multiple projects in both categories, they decided that Nobles and Bolton were double winners.

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