Thompson encourages students to participate in 2020 Congressional App Challenge

June 25, 2020
In The News

U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson on Wednesday encouraged students in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District to participate in the Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge is a public effort to encourage students to learn how to code through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district.

It is the most prestigious prize in student computer science. Participation in the challenge has grown exponentially and has reached underserved, diverse, and rural student populations.

“Every day, we utilize technology to access information about the world around us. From checking the weather, to students submitting homework assignments, or a legislator using social media to connect with constituents,” Congressman Thompson said. “Each year, I am amazed at the apps created by the students who participate in the Congressional App Challenge, and I am hopeful this year will be no different.”

The deadline to submit an app is Oct. 19, 2020, and winners will be announced in December. The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students who reside in or attend school in Pennsylvania’s 15th District. Students can work on their own or as part of a team of up to four students.