Feeling Anxious? wins Rep. Lois Frankel’s (FL-21) 2020 Congressional App Challenge
Rep. Lois Frankel has named Ruhi Reddy from American Heritage School as the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in (FL-21).
When asked what inspired the creation of Feeling Anxious?, the student said, “After reading how common anxiety is, I was inspired to create this app. With this burden placed on a huge amount of the population, I strived to create an app that can relieve some of this, with focus on efficiency and accessibility. After researching more on ways to relieve anxiety, I compiled the most accessible and quick ones in one tutorial that can be accessed on any device that has access to the web, for an easy and quick way to relieve anxious feelings.”
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.