Hurd Invites Local Students to Compete in Congressional App Challenge

October 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd invites students from the 23rd Congressional District to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications.

Students in participating districts can win prizes, be recognized by their Member of Congress, and have their work put on display at the nation’s Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The deadline to submit is November 1, 2017.

The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.

For more information and to submit your app, visit