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Registration open for Congressional App Challenge

Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 30, 2018

Participants are being accepted for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.

Congressman Clay Higgin’s Office announced Wednesday that applications are now open to high school and middle school students who wish to create an app for mobile, tablets, or computer devices. The competition is designed to promote engagement in computer science and STEM education concepts.

Applications for the App Challenge can be accepted until September 10, 2018. Those interested can apply here

The deadline to submit finished apps is October 15, 2018. Winning apps will be showcased on the Congressional App Challenge website and in the U.S. Capitol.

Last year in the App Challenge, Lafayette Parish took home first place for their app to help during natural disasters. That app was showcased at the Capitol.

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Lafayette Parish students have won the Congressional App Challenge in their district for work on an app to help during natural disasters.

The App titled Rescue Me was designed to connect victims and volunteers in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters. The students are a team made up of students from Lafayette Parish schools including Acadiana High, Carencro High School, David Thibodaux STEM Academy, and Teurlings Catholic High.

Congressman Clay Higgins signed up his district for the challenge, giving students in the area a chance to compete. Three of the six districts in Louisiana competed, with District 3 coming out on top in Louisiana.

The Rescue Me App will be showcased in the Capitol Building in Washington DC. LPSS Gear Up along with New Vision Leadership, The Lafayette Parish Library, and  STEM programs aided the students in providing time and spaces for working and constructing the App.