Friday, November 13, 2015

Contest open for high school tech innovators

All high school students in Manchester who are at least 13 years old are invited to participate in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives, this 10-week competition aims to encourage 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 STEAM education. By recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.

Students may work as individuals or in teams of up to four to design and submit an app idea. Winning students will have their apps featured on a display in the Capitol Building, and will be honored by their member of Congress. Congressman Frank Guinta is hosting the challenge for high school students in New Hampshire’s First District. 

“The object is to inspire greatness in our next generation of science and business leaders, many of whom live right here in the Granite State," said Rep. Guinta. “We want to get the creative juices flowing. There’s no better way than a friendly competition to make that happen.” 

The contest to find the Granite State’s next successful tech entrepreneur runs through January 15, 2016, and culminates with a trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner, who will be chosen by a panel of local judges.

Click HERE for more details about contest criteria and how to enter. Anyone with questions can call Congressman Guinta's Manchester office at 641-9536.

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