REP. LIEU ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2018 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE FOR CALIFORNIA’S 33RD DISTRICT

November 30, 2018
Press Release

LOS ANGELES - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s third-annual Congressional App Challenge and first-annual reception for the Challenge at Santa Monica College. Twenty-six students from twenty high schools participated. The winners, Angie and Ben Tait of Redondo Union High School submitted an app entitled “Redondo Union High School Maps”.

The Congressional App Challenge, a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications, is open to all middle and high school students who either reside or attend school in California’s 33rd Congressional District. The first place winner’s app is eligible to be featured in the U.S. Capitol Building and House.gov. Additionally, the winner receives $250 in Amazon Web Services Credits and is invited to the #HouseOfCode DC Reception.

“As a recovering Computer Science major, I am inspired by all these students who have committed themselves to creating these innovative apps,” Congressman Lieu said. “I am proud to represent a district that is the home to Silicon Beach, as well as SMC and UCLA, which emphasize the importance of STEM innovation and education.”

Below are the results of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge:

1st Place: “Redondo Union High School Maps”, submitted by Angie and Ben Tait from Redondo Union High School

2nd Place: “The LA E.Y.E.”, submitted by Jennifer Cao and Allison Jung from Agoura High School, Agatha Grigorian from Verdugo Academy, and Crystal Lee from West Ranch High School

3rd Place: “SchoolDrive”, submitted by Sathvik Vegi from West High School

Honorable Mention: Congress Companion, submitted by Amitai Erfanian from Calabasas High School

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