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Goodlatte Encourages Participation in Congressional App Challenge

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Washington, September 7, 2016 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte released the following statement inviting all high school students in the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia to participate in the Congressional App Challenge:

“Photos, games, maneuvering traffic, keeping in touch, monitoring exercise – there are apps for all of it! A vast majority of folks already depend on technology for work, recreation, health care needs, and education. Technology is at the center of the global economy, and today’s youth will continue to drive this technology focus. The Congressional App Challenge is a great opportunity to promote the importance of education in STEM fields and engage students in the Sixth District in coding and computer science. I encourage students and teachers to participate in this challenge, and I look forward to seeing the next big app created right in our backyard.”

Additional Information: The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide contest for high school students to create and exhibit a software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The deadline for all submissions is November 2, 2016. Students may participate individually or in groups of up to four. Participants must either reside in, or attend high school in, the Sixth Congressional District. For more information on the challenge and the requirements, visit Interested students and educators may also contact Congressman Goodlatte’s Washington, D.C., office at 202-225-5431 with any questions.
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Tags: Education