Congressional App Challenge

It’s with great enthusiasm that I host the Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students who reside or attend school in the 2nd Congressional District of Kentucky each year. STEM skills, particularly those surrounding coding and computer science, are essential for America’s economic growth and innovation, and I am looking forward to connecting with the Second District’s bright young coders through the Congressional App Competition.   

This is an opportunity for either a student, or a team of up to 4 students, to showcase their coding skills by creating an app that will compete against other Kentucky students. This competition provides the opportunity to showcase the accomplishments and skills of our local students. I highly encourage students to participate, even if they have never coded before. This is a great opportunity for Kentucky students to develop new skills. The winning app is eligible to be displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and will be featured on, the House of Representatives' website. Apps will be judged by computer science professionals from around the 2nd Congressional District.

Click HERE for the 2024 Congressional App Challenge flyer.

Click HERE for the 2024 Congressional App Challenge rules.

Click HERE for the Congressional App Challenge website.

Call 270-842-9896 or email if you have any additional questions.

The 2023 high school and middle school winners can be found below.

Overall First Place:
Carlie Sanders, Sara Thorpe, Leah Somerville
Barren County High School
ACHE - Congressional App Challenge, 2023

Overall Second Place (Tied):
Zunairah Sattaur and Mustafa Sattaur 
Louisville Collegiate School 
SeniorCare demo

Overall Second Place (Tied):
Meet Patel
Fern Creek High School 

Overall Third Place:
Molly Ladnier
Apollo High School
Charity Streamlined

Overall Fourth Place (tied):
Maddox Muhlenkamp
Glasgow High School

Overall Fourth Place (tied):
Isaac Hay, Michael Lovett, Carter Leohr
Apollo High School
D && D


Middle School First Place (tied) :
Arjun Rajput
Meyzeek Middle School

Middle School First Place (tied):
Avery Shelton, Debra Satterly, Shae Wilson
Hebron Middle School

Middle School Third Place:
Gabriela Lezcano, Emma Kliewer, Madison Allen
Hebron Middle School
Community Safety Education

Middle School Fourth Place (tied):
Callie Pryor and Ava Zernickow 
Hebron Middle School

Middle School Fourth Place (tied):
Isabella Frantz, Anna McKune 
Hebron Middle School
New Horizons