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Huizenga Announces 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Washington, September 7, 2018
Today, Congressman Huizenga announced the start of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The CAC is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

“By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress can help shine a light on the growing importance of these skills,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “Today’s economy is rapidly changing and we need to ensure students across West Michigan are equipped with the tools to succeed. I believe the Congressional App Challenge can foster that development and I look forward to seeing the innovative and creative apps West Michigan students come up with.”

This competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience. Students of all skill levels can participate. Students are encouraged, but not required, to register online by September 10th. Interested students should submit their app by the 12:00 PM, October 15th deadline.

To learn more about the competition or to submit an app please visit the Congressional App Challenge’s website. Questions regarding the Congressional App Challenge may also be directed to Congressman Huizenga’s office in Grandville by calling (616) 570-0917.
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