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Pair of West Branch H.S. Students Win Ohio’s 6th Congressional District App Challenge

Washington, January 6, 2020 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951)
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) announced the winning entry of Ohio’s 6th Congressional District App Challenge:

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) announced the winning entry of Ohio’s 6th Congressional District App Challenge: 

“Congratulations to West Branch High School freshmen Jocelyn Carte and Jakob Williamson, who worked together and submitted the top entry in my office’s Congressional App Challenge, Bill Johnson said. “The pair’s app, The School Experience, is intended to instill moral and character values in young children through an interactive, fun, and educational game. It was very creative and well done. Congratulations!”

Congressman Johnson hosted the 6th District Congressional App Challenge to give middle school and high school students an opportunity to practice coding and computer science skills. The winning app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

Bill Johnson added, “Thank you to all of the teachers who encouraged students to participate. We have some extremely talented young people in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, and I was impressed with all the submissions we received. Congratulations to all of the participants, and I look forward to seeing Jocelyn and Jakob’s app displayed in the U.S. Capitol later this year.”

Video of winning entry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ85DEYXyLE&feature=youtu.be

This marks the second year that a student under the direction of McKenzie Wallace at West Branch High School in Beloit submitted the winning app. Last year, Cassie Madison and her app, “The Dysulator,” was selected as the top entry.

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