Walorski Congratulates Winner of 2018 Congressional App Challenge
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) congratulated Plymouth High School senior Kobe Johnson, the winner of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Indiana’s 2nd District. Kobe’s winning smartphone app, “Homework Helper,” will be showcased in the U.S. Capitol among other winners from across the country. Congresswoman Walorski paid a surprise visit to students in a computer science class at the Weidner School of Inquiry at Plymouth High School to announce the winner and present the first place certificate to Kobe. This week marks Computer Science Education Week. High school students from across Indiana’s 2nd District submitted entries in the nationwide computer science competition. Launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, the Congressional App Challenge is an opportunity recognize achievements of young people in STEM and showcase the importance of computer-based skills for middle and high school students. Students submit computer programs or smartphone apps written in any programming language, with a winning entry selected in each congressional district. This is the first year Indiana’s 2nd District has participated.
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