Congressional App Challenge

I am pleased to announce that our office is participating in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC).

Each year, the U.S. House of Representatives hosts the Congressional App Challenge. This is an annual coding competition designed to encourage middle school and high school student participation in computer science and coding, regardless of experience. It is an opportunity for students to compete against other peers within their district by creating an original application in a variety of programming languages and on different platforms.

Student’s winning apps will be eligible to be displayed in the United States Capitol Building and featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website, Student winners will be invited to attend the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, D.C.

  • Participants must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission.
  • Students may compete if they reside in or attend school in the First District.
  • Students may compete as individuals, or in teams of up to four (4) students. At least half of the teammates on any team must live or attend school in the First District.
  • All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
  • The deadline for students to register and submit their app online is November 1st.

    Applicants can register for the competition and submit their apps on the Congressional App Challenge Website.

    2022 Congressional App Challenge winner for Mississippi's First Congressional District is Isaac Chamorro. The Oxford High School 11th grade student submitted an app called "Nutrate.". It was developed to help users with their diet and track meals and nutritional intake.

    If you need assistance, please call Melinda Whited at (662) 687-1525 or send an email to

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    Hernando, MS 38632
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