Calvert team places second in app contest
Gable Piatt and Stephen Zack of Calvert High School won second place in the fifth annual Congressional App Challenge, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) announced. Their app, “Trash Dash,” raises awareness about pollution and trash in the environment, a press release states.
Destiny Brown and Austin Wilson, both of Gwyn Park High School, won first and third place, respectively. Brown’s “How Are You Feeling?” app is designed to help children with autism communicate their emotions, while Wil- son’s “Slithery Learning” app helps students study and learn.
“I applaud each student who participated in this year’s Congressional App Challenge,” Hoyer said in the release. “There were many outstanding submissions, and I appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into each app. I’m pleased to announce the winners of the Congressional App Challenge from the Fifth District — Destini, Gable, Stephen, and Austin. I congratulate them and every student who participated this year.”
The Congressional App Challenge was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 as a nationwide event that invites middle and high school students from all participating congressional districts to compete as individuals or groups up to four.
Students work to create and present an original software application, or “app,” for a mobile, tablet or computer platform of their choosing.
The winning app will be placed on display in the U.S. Capitol alongside other winners from the nation.