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St. Thomas More students win Congressional App Challenge for 3rd district

Posted at 10:03 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 11:03:45-05

A team of students from St. Thomas More Catholic High School have won the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Louisiana’s 3rd District.

Congressman Clay Higgins announced that students Elliott Benoit, John Michael Weaver, and John Arceneaux won first place. The team’s app titled “Vo18” is designed to encourage youth involvement in local elections.

The competition this year saw 18 teams with more than 70 students participating. The winning team was selected by a panel judges including computer science and software professionals from McNeese State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

A celebration honoring all of this year’s participants will be held on December 11 at the UL Lafayette Student Union Ballroom.