Since I was elected to Congress, I have had the opportunity to see more than 75 apps created by students in Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. These apps have covered a wide range of topics such as safety, healthcare, school lunch programs and games. I am continually encouraged by the creativity of our youth and the App Challenge is a way to highlight those in AR-02 who are learning to code. In the last few years, Arkansas has made a name for herself as one of the leaders is app technology through organizations like the Innovation Hub and the Venture Center.

The App Challenge takes place every fall and those interested in participating are encouraged to contact Chloe Maxwell in my Little Rock officre by phone at (501) 324-5941 or by email at chloe.maxwell@mail.house.gov. Those who do not have experience in coding are also welcome to apply. To participate students submit videos that either talk about what their app does, or what their app will do.

2015 App Challenge Winner: Michael Davis, Bryant High School, with his app “Situational Awareness.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsEwaxrxZ6A

2016 App Challenge Winner: Michael Davis, Bryant High School, with his app “What to Do.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2-R0ToGlzk

2017 App Challenge Winner: Anne Li, Little Rock Central High School, with her app “Car Check.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGbLncIvwes&feature=youtu.be

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