Congress Challenges Local Middle and High School Students to Enter App Challenge

U.S. Reps. Seth Moulton and Lori Trahan.

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Middle and high school students are invited to create and submit their own computer, tablet or mobile apps to this year’s Congressional App Challenge and possibly win national recognition.

The competition is designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. It was launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015 and allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. Any programming language is accepted.

Students may participate as individuals or in teams of up to four and are encouraged to register before Thursday, Sept. 10 for early incentives. The final deadline is Monday, Oct. 19 at midnight.

Winners may be eligible to have their app featured on a display in the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and will be honored by their U.S. representative. The districts of both U.S. Reps. Seth Moulton and Lori Trahan are participating.

To register or for more information, visit

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