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  MALDEN, MA – Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) announced this week that her office is now accepting applications for the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District. The Congressional App Challenge asks students across the country to create and submit an original app. It encourages hands-on coding experience to inspire the next generation of STEM and computer science leaders. 

  “I’m so excited for this year’s Congressional App Challenge. Regardless of experience level or background, this is an opportunity for students to unlock the world of STEM,” said Assistant Speaker Clark. “Our partnership with the Internet Education Foundation allows students to show off their skills and explore coding, and I look forward to seeing all the innovative submissions from the students of MA-5!”

  The Congressional App Challenge is hosted yearly by Assistant Speaker Clark’s Office in partnership with the Internet Education Foundation and is open to all middle school and high school students in Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District. The winning app is displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website. Winning students will be recognized at the “House of Code” spring reception to demonstrate their app to Members of Congress and staff.  

  Last year’s winner in MA-5 was Theodore Luu, a junior at Weston High School. Luu’s app, called “Level Up,” is an online platform that connects high schoolers with organizations to provide free, online tutoring in STEM to underserved, underrepresented students in grades 1 through 8.

  Students can register, submit entries, and find a complete set of rules at CongressionalAppChallenge.us. The competition deadline is November 1st, 2022.

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