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Comstock Accepting Applicants for 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s Office

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) announced that her office is accepting applications for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.  The Congressional App Challenge is a competition for high school students that provides them the opportunity to join with their peers to create their own apps and learn how to code.

“We are excited to see this year’s innovations as high school students across Virginia’s 10th District come together in teams and as individuals to use their coding skills to create new apps.  The Congressional App Challenge is open to all students, even if they have little or no coding experience.  This is an excellent opportunity for our local students to increase their coding skills and compete so their app can be shown on the national stage here in Congress.

“As Chairwoman of the Research and Technology subcommittee, I see the importance of innovation in technology every day as we work to keep the United States competitive in our global economy.  The students who participate in the Congressional App Challenge show a critical interest in these important technological endeavors at a young age and I am confident that each of them will go on to great successes in the STEM fields and perhaps serve our nation.”

The Congressional App Challenge runs through Oct. 15, 2018, challenging high school students to design and create an original app for submission.  Eligible high school students in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District may enter this challenge as individuals or groups of not more than four students and will be judged by a panel chosen by the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.  The submitted app can be on any topic, provided it is original, appropriate, and has been made within the last year.  For more information, please visit  comstock.house.gov/services/congressional-app-challenge.

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