We proudly announce that Sam Lewittes, Madison McEwen and Madi Wilson have won the Congressional App Challenge! Congressman Ted Deutch personally delivered the news to our students today. Over the last four months, thousands of students have coded original apps as part of district-wide competitions hosted by Members of the House.
Sam, Madison and Madi collaboratively created an app to be released across our campus in January called “Get Involved!”. This app will assist students in discovering organizations, honor societies and events which appeal to them. Our campus is blessed with a wealth of opportunities which sometimes students are not always aware of but our creative coders have come to the rescue with their beautifully designed app! Over 4,100 students participated in the 14-week regional competitions. They submitted over 1,270 original student-created apps, a 96% growth in number of apps from last year’s Challenge. The rest of the winners are listed online at CongressionalAppChallenge.us.
The Congressional App Challenge aims to engage students in coding and computer science. In all, 190 Congressional districts across 42 states hosted app challenges for their student constituents. Their work is eligible to be featured for one year on the permanent display in the U.S. Capitol Building and on the House.gov website. Did you know that NBPS offers computer science from Kindergarten through 12th grade? We offer over 6 different computer science courses alone at the high school level! Coding is one of the top ten in-demand skills in the world today. We are so proud of Sam, Madison and Madi! Well done!