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Congressman French Hill

Representing the 2nd District of Arkansas

Congressional App Challenge

A Congressional Coding Challenge for U.S. High School Students

"In 1999, three guys set out to build a personalized radio station that would play only the songs you wanted, not the other junk. They started with nothing but an idea and the skills to make it a reality. Fifteen years later, they had a several hundred million dollar business with 79.4 million active users. That’s the story of Pandora, now one of the most popular apps on the market.

And that’s the same kind of creativity and imagination that we’re looking for in the Congressional App Challenge. 

STEM education is education for the future. Having serious skills in computer programing and coding opens up tremendous opportunity for young people.

It gives them the skills to compete in a 21st Century job market, as well as the skills to act on their imagination and engage in entrepreneurial exploration.

When our young people have the skills to create and to compete, we all win.

That’s why I’m encouraging kids across the Second District of Arkansas to try their hand at the Congressional App Challenge.

All young Arkansans who have yet to graduate from high school are eligible to register and submit their own app that they have created through hard work, computer coding, and a lot of creativity.

Our state is becoming a leader in app technology, and I want to thank Governor Hutchinson for also encouraging Arkansas’s students to demonstrate their innovative ideas through his recent initiative, the Governor's All-Region and All-State Coding Competition.

Lots of Arkansas students are learning computer coding, and these competitions are a great way to keep them engaged and active in this rapidly growing market." - Rep. French Hill

Submission Date: November 1, 2017

Submit your "app" HERE.