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Local High School student invents new method to assign lockers to students to increase student performance

Noah Kaplan, a senior at the State College area High School, has been in the news lately for his invention of a better way to assign school lockers, which improves student morale and performance.

SLOCKERS, the Smarter Locker Assignment System is earning recognition from many of the people who have witnessed it in action. 

Noah is currently developing Slockers as a small business to help pay for his education at Cornell, which he will be attending in the fall.


State College superintendent Bob O’Donnell has noted the Smart Locker system’s positive impact at State College Area High School, where the system was implemented for the 2014-2015 school year.

“Noah’s solution has improved everyday life for our 2,300 high school students. Specifically, the tool he developed has allowed us to sync each student’s locker assignment with her/his schedule in a manner that optimizes proximity to the most scheduled classrooms possible. The true evidence of Noah’s success lies in the very positive response we’ve seen from our student body.” —Bob O’Donnell, State College Area School District Superintendent of Schools


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