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Higgins encourages students to participate in Congressional App Challenge


Tue, Sep 28th 2021 10:00 am

Deadline for submissions is Nov. 1

Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting Western New York students to take part in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, an annual competition encouraging middle and high school students from across the U.S. to create and submit original coding applications.

“The Congressional App Challenge promotes student learning and engagement in STEM, a growing career path in today’s economy,” Higgins said. “We look forward to seeing the innovation and problem-solving techniques displayed in this year’s app submissions.”

Middle or high school students who live in or go to school in Higgins’ 26th congressional district are eligible to apply. Students can submit ideas individually or in teams of up to four people. Students must register and submit their application through the Congressional App Challenge website before the Nov. 1 deadline. Winners are generally announced in December, and the winning team from each Congressional District is eligible to present the app during the #HouseOfCode event in the spring of 2022.

In April, Higgins announced students from Williamsville School District and Nichols School as winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for their nutrition app Open Food Facts.

To learn more about the competition or how to register, visit https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/.

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