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Goodlatte Announces Fourth Annual Congressional App Challenge

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Washington, July 25, 2018 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
The Congressional App Challenge is a great opportunity for students to be creative and develop their own app!
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R- Va.) released the following statement encouraging Sixth District middle school and high school students to participate in the fourth annual Congressional App Challenge:

“Whether you are editing pictures, checking your steps, calling a ride, or crushing candy, apps provide citizens with tools, assistance, and entertainment on a daily basis. The Congressional App Challenge is a great opportunity for students to be creative and develop their own app! Today’s youth do not know a world without such accessible technology and because of this, it is important that they explore STEM fields, like computer science education and coding. Technology will only continue to play a large role in their lives, so I invite all Sixth District middle and high school students to showcase their skills, ideas, and determination by partaking in this challenge. I look forward to seeing the unique apps that will come from this year’s participants.”

Additional Information: In 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives established the Congressional App Challenge as a nationwide event that allows students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting a software application, or app, for tablet, mobile, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The winning apps may be eligible for display in the U.S. Capitol Building. It is open to all middle school and high school students in the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia, and students may participate individually or in teams of up to four. The registration deadline is September 10, 2018 and all apps must be submitted by October 15, 2018. Interested students, educators, parents, or guardians may contact Congressman Goodlatte’s office at 202-225-5431 should they have any questions.

More information, including the official rules and entry guidelines, may be found at www.congressionalappchallenge.us.  


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