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Perry Announces Annual Congressional App Challenge

Washington, September 27, 2018
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Scott Perry (PA-04) reminds local middle and high school students to submit entries for the annual 4th Congressional District’s Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a National student app competition, as the contest deadline is quickly drawing near. The CAC will run through October 15, 2018. The CAC was created to highlight the importance of STEM and computer-based skills and the critical role they play in economic growth and innovation.

The competition is open to all middle and high school students who reside in the 4th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Winners will be selected by a panel of local judges and their apps will be featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on House.gov and on the Congressional App Challenge website.

By some estimates, the United States may need more than a million programmers by 2020. To maintain American competitiveness, it’s crucial that the United States encourage our youth to pursue and acquire these valuable skills.

“These are high-paying, high-demand jobs,” said Rep. Perry. “We want to inspire students from every corner of America to explore STEM, coding and computer science as potential careers and I’m glad 4th District students can take part in this process.”

The Internet Education Foundation serves as the operational sponsor of the CAC. For more information about the CAC, please visit www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us or contact Perry's York District office at 717-600-1919.

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