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High school students to compete in Congressional app challenge

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici announced that her district is participating in the annual Congressional App Challenge and she’s inviting high school students in the district to compete.

Oregon’s First Congressional District includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop and Columbia counties as well as part of Multnomah county. Established by members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the contest is a nationwide event designed to encourage high school students to express their creativity while participating in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education.

Students across the country will compete by creating and demonstrating a software application, or “app,” for mobile phones, tablets or computers.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all high school students in Oregon’s First Congressional District.

Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online before Jan. 15, 2016, as well as provide a video demonstration explaining their app and what they learned through the competition process.

Winners will be announced on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. For more information, visit bonamici.house.gov/serving-you/congressional-app-challenge.