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Gwynn Park HS Students Top Congressional App Challenge

Gwynn Park HS Students Top Congressional App Challenge

  • Inside PGCPS |
  • In the News |
  • December 6, 2018

Destini Brown of Gwynn Park High School won first place in the Fifth Annual Congressional App Challenge hosted by Congressman Steny H. Hoyer. Her mobile app,  “How Are You Feeling?” is designed to help autistic children communicate their emotions. Gwynn Park student Austin Wilson won third-place with his app "Slithery Learning," designed to help students study and learn.

"I applaud each student who participated in this year's Congressional App Challenge," said Congressman Hoyer. "There were many outstanding submissions, and I appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into each app."

The Congressional App Challenge was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 as a nationwide event which invites middle and high school students from all participating Congressional districts to compete as individuals or groups up to four.

Students create and present an original software application, or “app,” for a mobile, tablet, or computer platform of their choosing. The contest is modeled after the long-successful Congressional Art Competition and is designed to promote innovation and engagement in STEM education fields. The winning app will be placed on display in the U.S. Capitol alongside other winners from the nation.