January 07, 2022

Congressman Neguse Announces Winners of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge

Lafayette, CO—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced the winners in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District’s 2021 App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition hosted by Members of Congress, and is the most prestigious prize in student computer science. Participation in the challenge has grown exponentially in recent years and has reached underserved, diverse, and rural student populations across the country. The mission of the challenge is to inspire, include and innovate efforts around STEM, coding and computer science education. 

“I was incredibly inspired by the innovation and creativity displayed in this year’s submissions to the Congressional App Challenge,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “This year’s winners not only displayed their talented coding skills, but really focused on issues of national and community importance, furthering causes that they are passionate about. I want to extend my congratulations to Aditya, Yosha, Avanti and Weston for their incredible skill and expertise in creating this year’s winning apps.”  

2021 APP CHALLENGE WINNERS: 

1st Place: Aditya Nandyal, Objective Green, 10th Grade, Peak to Peak Charter School
2nd Place: Yosha and Avanti Gautam, AI Apprentice, 10th Grade, Peak to Peak Charter School 
3rd Place: Weston Patrick, RepFinder, 11th Grade, Fossil Ridge High School 

“I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and I hope my app influences Gen Z to help reduce our impact on the planet!”, said Aditya, the first place winner in this year’s challenge, whose app focuses on interactively tackling climate change.