By Student Reporter: Emma Grace Benzing
Germantown, Tennessee—January 8th-- Germantown, TN— Congressman David Kustoff is proud to announce that Abdala Jabase from Houston High School placed 1st place in the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for Tennessee’s 8th District. Connor Jordan, a 10th grader from Houston placed 3rd in the competition as well.
The Congressional App Challenge began in 2014 as an effort to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and to encourage students to learn coding and computer science skills. The students in participating congressional districts compete against their peers by creating original software applications, (“apps”). The winning apps are featured on the U.S. House of Representatives' website, the Congressional App Challenge website, and are displayed in a U.S. Capitol Building exhibit.
Abdala Jabase’s winning app, “USA Knowledge”, is a quiz to test people's knowledge about the geography, birds, and flags of each state in the United States. When the player finishes the quiz, the app redirects the player to a website where they can learn more about one of the states they are unfamiliar with.
“Congratulations to Abdala, Uthej, and Connor on placing in this year’s Congressional App Challenge. Every year, I continue to be impressed by the ingenuity and talent displayed by those West Tennessee students who chose to submit an app,” said Representative Kustoff. “Through your innovation and skill, each of you has the opportunity to positively impact your community. Thank you to everyone who applied to the App Challenge this year, and I hope you continue to showcase your talents in coding.”
Abdala Jabase (1st place) Connor Jordan (3rd place)