Doyle Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners
December 6, 2017
Washington, DC –U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-14) released the following statement announcing the local winners of the Congressional App Challenge.
“It’s Computer Science Education Week, and I am pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Congressional App Challenge in Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District.
“Congratulations to Nick Zana, Fuad Youssef, Peter Wang, and Henry Friedlander from Shady Side Academy. These students created an app that executes all of the main functions of a planner, student ID, and document database.
“I also want to recognize the runners-up. Congratulations to Macen Perkins, Shane O’Malley, Derek Wassel, and Logan Hickey from Montour High School. These students created an app that teaches students coding languages.
“Many thanks to the parents and teachers who encouraged these students to participate, the judges who contributed their time and expertise, the University of Pittsburgh which hosted our award reception, and Carnegie Mellon University which will host our winners for a tech-focused tour of campus in the coming weeks.
“I believe that the Congressional App Challenge raises public awareness of the importance of quality STEM education programs--while celebrating these programs across the Pittsburgh region. I hope this competition will continue to grow and empower young students to pursue their interest in STEM fields.”