2018 Congressional App Challenge
05 Dec 2018

CHS Places First in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge Competition

Catholic High School was well represented in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge competition, placing first, third and an honorable mention for the sixth Congressional District for the state of Louisiana. Mack Kemper and Christian Thompson placed first with a school safety application that could be used in an emergency to allow teachers and students to verify they are physically safe. Jeremy Worley and Mateo Rosas took third place, creating a charitable donation application to run on cell phone platforms. Receiving an honorable mention were Josh Harold and Jefferson Koonce, for their application that creates a secure password manager.

The Congressional App Challenge is sponsored by members of Congress for their district. High School students in participating districts create an original application and submit a video demonstrating their program and explaining their code. Submissions are judged based on the quality of the idea, the implementation of the idea and demonstration of excellence of coding and programming skills.

The Baton Rouge area is represented by Congressman Garret Graves ’90 (R-Baton Rouge), who visited Catholic High on Monday to present the students with their awards.

This is the 4th annual Congressional App Challenge, and the second year in a row a CHS student has won first place for our district. In 2017, CHS senior Evan Goldsmith won first place.

Mack Kemper and Christian Thompson’s first place submission