Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

Congressional App Challenge Winner

This year, my office hosted the 2018 Congressional App Challenge alongside Members of Congress throughout the House of Representatives. The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a competition designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. Each year, a winner is chosen in each congressional district by a panel of expert judges and their app is featured on and eligible to be on display in the U.S. Capitol.

Congratulations to Victoria Garza of South Texas High School for winning this year’s Congressional App Challenge for Texas-34. Her app, DailyWrite, encourages students to journal using their mobile phones. Her app includes 365 journal prompts so students will have a new subject each day to write about.