Casey Kula, a seventh-grader at Seton Catholic School in Hudson, won the sixth and seventh grade TECH4INNOVATION contest sponsored by Scholastic and Mastercard.

TECH4INNOVATION is a national contest open to students in grades three through seven. Students are tasked with developing a future digital innovation that will solve a real-world problem. Casey used his unique skills to create an app that could video American Sign Language and translate it to closed captions so that a non-signer and a Deaf individual could communicate. He will receive a $1,500 laptop and a $250 gift card. In addition, Seton Catholic will receive a $1,000 grant.

Casey entered the contest with the seventh-grade ASL (American Sign Language) class taught by Seton teacher Becky Schapel.

Casey and his family reside in Hudson.