King College Prep Team Wins First Place in ComEd Ideathon

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A Bronzeville high school team competing in ComEd’s first ever Ideathon won first place for developing a micro-processor based solution designed to help prevent accidents when emergency vehicles travel through busy urban intersections. The two-person team received $2,000 to be divided between students Breshayia Kelly and Ashton Mitchell, one of 12 teams participating in the program, which culminated with final team presentations May 5 at the ComEd Training Center in Bridgeport. The Ideathon, a ComEd Community of the Future initiative, invited Bronzeville students to develop innovative smart city solutions that have the potential to improve the lives of residents and address pressing community challenges. It is one of several community programs offered by ComEd that foster skill development among area students with interests in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). To learn more visit

From left to right: Ashton Mitchell, mentor Derek Burling of Burns & McDonnell and Breshayia Kelly

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