Beverly Hills student takes honors in Congressional App Challenge
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) recently announced the 33rd Congressional District winners of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge – a nationwide competition held from July 18 to Nov. 2 to engage student creativity and promote participation in computer science and coding.
(photo courtesy of Congressman Ted Lieu’s Office)
The first-place winner was Lane Karlitz (left), a resident of Palos Verdes Estates who attends Palos Verdes High School, and the second-place winner was Beverly Hills resident Jayden Bulexa, who attends Beverly Vista Middle School. The winners are pictured with Congressman Lieu.
Established by members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, the nationwide contest allows students to compete against their peers by creating an “app” for mobile, tablet or computer devices.
“As one of just four computer science majors in Congress, I believe it is essential to encourage and nurture a generation of technology savvy students who will continue to innovate our economy and advance our technological edge,” Lieu said. “The App Challenge provides young students throughout my district an opportunity to pursue their creative and technical talents.”
The district winners will be featured at www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us, and the national winner will be selected on Dec. 7. The national winner’s app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.