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EPISD students can create own mobile app for congressional contest

Congressional App Challenge

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Sept. 16, 2020) — Know of an app you’d like to create? Design, create and submit it in the Congressional App Challenge for a chance to be featured among other winners at the U.S. Capitol.

The Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging middle- and high-school students to create their own apps, highlights the value of computer science and education by encouraging and recognizing the nation’s young coders.

This competition is open to all students in Texas’ 16th Congressional District who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar strongly encourages students of all skill levels to participate and create an app. Registration for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge is open through 5 p.m. Oct. 19.

A student from the Texas 16th Congressional District will be chosen by Congresswoman Escobar and a panel of judges, and will be featured on The winning app will also be on display in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from across the country.

To register the Congressional App Challenge, as well as to view last year’s winner, click here.

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Story by Reneé de Santos