Prestonsburg High School Students Win First Congressional App Challenge in E. Ky.
Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced a team of four students from Prestonsburg High School as the winners of the first Congressional App Challenge to be held in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District. The competition is open for high school students across the country.
"When students go their junior or senior year they rush themselves to become college and career ready. Our app helps students begin to form a stronger mindset during their freshman and sophomore year," the students stated in the project description. "It helps students by getting them thinking more effectively about milestones to college and career readiness such as; the ACT and ASVAB exams. Our app keeps students aware of Industry certification exams, or the KYOTE, WorkKeys and KOSSA. With College and Career Readiness at the forefront in our education system this has the potential to help students across the U.S."
A team of judges from the SOAR STEM initiative certified the winning mobile application.
"The winners of Congressman Rogers' App Challenge reflect some of the skill sets necessary to transform the Eastern Kentucky that we are striving to create through our SOAR-STEM initiative," said Anthony "Tony" Campbell, CEO of East Kentucky Power Cooperative. "We celebrate their accomplishments today and look forward to seeing these students help develop a new economy of opportunity in SOAR."
"We are proud of our students in the Big Sandy region," said David Estepp, President of Big Sandy RECC. "We are excited to witness their development of career skills that will unlock a bright future of unlimited potential in our region."
The Internet Education Foundation serves as the operational “sponsor” of the CAC. For more information about the Congressional App Challenge, visit congressionalappchallenge.us