🥇📱 Niceville High School Student Wins Congressional App Challenge

Junior from Niceville High School Wins Congressional App Challenge, Aims to Tackle Child Poverty

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz announced Niceville High School Junior Andrew Putman as the winner of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge in Florida’s First District. 

Andrew’s app, Assets4Kids, secured the top spot in the competition, focusing on addressing child poverty through technological solutions.

Andrew’s journey to success began with a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where he witnessed the challenges faced by impoverished children

Motivated by this experience, he created Assets4Kids, a digital tool aimed at alleviating child poverty.

Congressman Gaetz extended an invitation to him and his teacher, Carrie Foxhall, to showcase Assets4Kids at the House of Code Reception held at the Capital Building in Washington, D.C. 

Putnam, his parents and teacher presented his app to a national audience on Friday, April 12. “This was a great experience for me,” Putnam said, “and I’m really thankful I was able to go on this trip. I look forward to participating in the app challenge again next year.” 

Superintendent Marcus Chambers said, “Our school district is fortunate to have talented students who continue to impress us. We are incredibly proud of Andrew’s outstanding achievement in developing a meaningful app to assist impoverished children. We are equally proud of his representation of our district and Career Technical Education (CTE) at a national level.”

More About the Congressional App Challenge 

The Congressional App Challenge celebrates innovation and underscores the importance of STEM, coding, and computer science education. 

Andrew’s success adds to Niceville High School’s impressive track record, as he becomes the fourth student from the school to claim victory in the Congressional App Challenge within the First Congressional District.

In 2013 leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and at the Internet Education Foundation passed House Resolution 77 – Academic Competition Resolution of 2013, 411-3. 

Through the resolution U.S. House of Representatives outlined the plans for district-by-district app competitions every year for students. 

 In the first seven years of the Challenge, the CAC has inspired over 40,000 students across all 50 states to Code for Congress.

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