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I am pleased to announce that my office is hosting a 2022 Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own apps. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.


Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, this nationwide effort allows students to compete against their peers by creating an app for desktop/PC, web, tablet, mobile, raspberry Pi or other devices. We accept any programming language, such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, or "block code." The Challenge is designed to promote innovation and engagement in computer science.


The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students in the Second Congressional District of Utah. The winner from the Second Congressional District, chosen by a panel of expert judges, will be featured on The winning app will also be eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol, honoring the winners from across the country.


For more information, please visit the official Congressional App Challenge website at, email, or contact Zack Hodgson at Students are encouraged to register online and submit their app by November 1st, 2022.


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