The Computer Science I class participated in the Congressional App Challenge in October/November. It is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. The students worked individually or in a group to create an app for a mobile, tablet, or other computing devices on a platform of their choice. A panel of local computer science professionals and congressional representatives judged the apps, and the winners in each district will have the honor of being recognized by their Congressional representative.