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Tech prize money benefits land trust

'Veggie Garden' app available for download

Leslie McGann-Sturgeon’s iVeggieGarden application, which earned her a $1,500 prize. (click for larger version)
January 05, 2012
BRIMFIELD — After winning $1,500 for a charity or organization of her choosing, Leslie McGann-Sturgeon decided that the money would greatly benefit Opacum Land Trust, Inc.

McGann-Sturgeon recently sent the money to Opacum, which she earned as a result of a high commendation she received following an environmental competition sponsored by her employer, Pearson Education. She won the award by creating an application for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad called iVeggieGarden.

"I was interested in the competition because of the opportunity to win charity money, and I was very surprised to be recognized," McGann-Sturgeon said. "Since our company operates worldwide and has about 30,000 employees, it was a big honor for me to be selected for a high commendation."

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