Congressman Guest Announces Congressional App Challenge Winner
Brandon, Mississippi – Congressman Guest (MS-03) is pleased to announce that Chad Bynum, eighth-grade student at Brandon Middle School, was selected by a panel of professionals in the technology industry and Congressional App Challenge organization staff as the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for the Third Congressional District. Chad’s app, Periodically, gives students the resources they need to learn about the elements of the periodic table.
“Congratulations to Chad. I know he will represent the Third District of Mississippi well as he presents his app in the national competition,” Guest said. “I was impressed with the number of creative submissions and great participation we had this year. Our District is blessed to have parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, and many others that help make unique opportunities like the Congressional App Challenge possible for our children.”
Kylar DeLoach of Enterprise High School placed second, with X Squared.
Brantley Day Bullock, Calleigh Torregano, and Taylor Shane Parker of Brandon Middle School placed third, with New Year.
The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) was created by Congress as a recognition that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and computer-based skills are essential for economic growth and innovation. However, estimates show that the U.S. may be short by as many as 1 million programmers by 2020. These are high-paying, high-demand jobs. To maintain American competitiveness, it is crucial that the United States invests in our youth now and helps young people acquire these valuable skills. The CAC encourages students to pursue those skills and recognizes their successes in the STEM and computer-based fields. For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us.