Rep. Delgado Announces Winner of 2020 Congressional App Challenge

December 29, 2020
Press Release
Winning App Helps Users Address Climate Change

RHINEBECK, NY—Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced this year’s Congressional App Challenge winner. The Congressional App Challenge promotes engagement in STEM and computer programming by inviting students nationwide to create original apps.

 

“I’m proud to announce that Ogechi Okafor, a student at Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, is the winner of this year’s Congressional App Challenge. Ogechi developed Countdown, an app focused on combatting climate change. Her program also gives users the tools they need to help address this urgent crisis. Young people continue to lead our communities’ response to climate change and I was immediately impressed by Ogechi’s app,” said Rep. Delgado.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, the Congressional App Competition is a nationwide event that invites students from all Congressional districts to compete, either individually or in small groups, by creating and presenting an original software application, or “app,” for a mobile, tablet, or computer platform of their choice. The contest, modeled off the long-successful Congressional Art Competition, is designed to promote innovation and engagement in the STEM education fields.

 

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students. Students who entered the competition were required to submit source code along with a video explaining the app and what they learned through the competition process.