Congressional App Challenge

Each year, a nation-wide Congressional App Challenge is hosted by the the U.S. House of Representatives for middle school and high school students. This competition encourages students to learn to code and inspires them to pursue careers in computer science and other STEM related fields.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in Kansas' Third Congressional District. The winning app of our district's competition may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Winning students also have a chance to visit the Capitol and see their app on display. 

The winners of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge are Samuel DeZube, Ike Summerlin, Bradley Lichtmann and Andrew Kampschroeder of Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS). 

Their app entitled "SafeSpace" compiles life-saving texting and calling hotlines for those who are suffering from depression, anxiety, sexual assault, drug abuse, or other forms of mental illness.