See-Turtle wins Rep. Alma Adams’ (NC-12) 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Alma Adams has named Nicholas Rose and Kimberly Hoang from Ardrey Kell High School as the winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in (NC-12).

When asked what inspired the creation of See-Turtle, the students said, “Over the years we have seen large environmental problems arise with no solutions and only increase in danger. As students, we are aware we cannot control things such as legislative laws, but with our skills, we desire to spread awareness so that the average citizen may contribute in building a cleaner world. One of the easiest things to promote is a reduction in plastic waste from riding these products entirely or substituting to alternate materials. By developing this game to target children, we can create a more prosperous pollution-free future.”

Over 6,500 students registered for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge. These students created and submitted 3,088 functioning apps, marking the end of an extremely successful Congressional App Challenge amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All told, 308 Members of Congress hosted Congressional App Challenges in their districts across 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Mariana Islands, and Washington, DC.

The CAC is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host competitions in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The Internet Education Foundation provides the CAC with supplemental support. In the six years of the Congressional App Challenge, thousands of functional apps have been created by over 30,000 students, and participant demographics surpass all industry diversity metrics.