Marino Recognizes 2018 Congressional App Challenge Winner
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Marino issued the following statement announcing Alan Everett, of Millerstown, PA, as the winner of this year’s Congressional App Challenge for Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District.
The Congressional App Challenge, an organization created in 2013 in conjunction with the U.S. House of Representatives and the Internet Education Foundation, encourages students to learn to code and inspires them to pursue careers in computer science. The contest, which launched in June with student submissions reviewed in late October, was open to all middle and high school students in PA-10.
Alan’s app was entitled Constructing Computer Logic for All, which allows users to design logic circuits. As the challenge winner, Alan’s app will be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website, House.gov. He will also be invited to #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington D.C. and receive $250 in Amazon Web Services credits.
Congressman Marino issued the following statement:
“I am constantly amazed by the capability of our students to solve problems with technology. Alan submitted a very creative app that has far-reaching applications for our communities or around the world. In today’s digital age, STEM, coding, and computer science are rapidly growing and Alan’s app will undoubtedly inspire other students to pursue careers in these fields. I am proud of Alan for his hard work and happy to announce him as the winner of the Congressional App Challenge Competition for Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District. I thank Alan for his innovation and I know he has a very bright future in science and technology.