Representative Hank Johnson Launches Student App Challenge

LITHONIA, GA (November 25, 2015) — This week Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the opening of his Congressional App Challenge — a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications.

The Challenge will highlight the value of computer science and STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). To say Rep. Johnson is looking forward to hosting this year’s Congressional Application is an understatement.

“Science and technology are transforming our world and we must do all we can to ensure our kids are taking part in and helping shape the changing economy,” said Johnson. “This competition will showcase some of the Fourth Congressional District’s brightest young minds as they take on cutting-edge technology that is becoming an increasing part of all our lives.”

Eligible high school students throughout the district, which includes parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County, are encouraged to apply and display their talent in this year’s contest.

Entries can be submitted via one student or from a team of students according to the specifications in the competition guidelines, which can be found at Congressman Johnson’s App Challenge web page at: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/congressional-app-challenge-ga-04-rep-johnson/.

Each district will honor its winning app by placing it on a large digital screen at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.  The winner(s) from the Fourth District will receive a press conference in their honor with Congressman Johnson and celebrity judges.

All entries must be submitted to the above Web site by Jan. 15, 2016. The winner will be announced on Feb. 22 via social media and the Congressman’s Web site. If students have any questions, they can e-mail Rep. Johnson’s Community Outreach Liaison Joshua Smith at joshua.smith@mail.house.gov or call 770-987-2291.

 

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