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Kasson-Mantorville students heading to San Francisco to showcase "Mayo Freetime" app Kasson-Mantorville students heading to San Francisco to showcase "Mayo Freetime" app
 MANTORVILLE, Minn. (KTTC) -- Three Kasson-Mantorville 7th graders and the app they created are heading to California.

The team found out Saturday that they will be one of four teams internationally to compete in the annual Technovation Challenge.

In early May, Rylee Melius, Lydia Mindermann and Andrea Richard competed in the 2nd Annual TechnovationMN Appapalooza in Minneapolis, where they pitched their app "Mayo Freetime".

The app's purpose is to help Mayo Clinic patients from outside of Rochester find their way around during downtime between medical appointments.

"Our app lets them enter in how much time they have, and then it will give them a whole list of options of things they can do and it will give them directions to those places, and numbers, and biking trails and bus paths," said Melius.

The team created the Mayo Freetime app under the guidance of their mentor, Kris Kendall, who is an IBM employee.

The girls will compete in the international finals in San Francisco, California on June 25. The winning team will receive $10,000 to take their app to market.
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