Lewis congratulates winner of Congressional App Challenge

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Washington, February 13, 2018 | comments

Pictured: Congressman Jason Lewis with Congressional App Challenge winner, Ross Waataja

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after congratulating Ross Waataja from Burnsville High School on winning the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for Minnesota’s Second District. Ross, an 11th grader, won with a sports trivia app named “Sports Savvy”:

“It’s great to see young people in our district interested in STEM and getting creative with it. I’d like to again congratulate Ross on his clear passion and affinity for the STEM fields, and I’m proud to help spur growth in these industries of the future through the Congressional App Challenge. I like to consider myself a sports fan, so I’ll have to test my knowledge out on Sports Savvy!”

Background: The Congressional App Challenge is an annual, nationwide competition sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation (IEF). It encourages student ingenuity and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programs through coding their own app. High school students from across the country compete within their congressional districts by creating their own software applications. The submissions are judged by IEF’s App Challenge Advisory Board, and winners are recognized by their district’s Representative. Learn more here.

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