Garrett Gray, Zach Reddick and Wyatt Wiggins wait in front of the capitol building before presenting their app to members of Congress.
DCS students present app to Congress
Delhi Charter students Garrett Gray, Zachary Reddick, and Wyatt Wiggins traveled to the nation’s capitol to present their award-winning computer app to members of Congress and the tech community at the #HouseofCode reception on May 9.
Earlier this year, they won the Congressional App Challenge for LA District 5.
The Congressional App Challenge is an annual contest held by the U.S. House of Representatives. Each participating member of Congress challenges students in their district to create and submit an app to solve a district specific issue.
The students’ app, titled “Hurricane Wyatt,” guides users through a hurricane scenario to prepare them for an actual weather catastrophe.
In addition to presenting their app to Congress, they toured the Library of Congress, attended sessions on patenting and copyrighting their work, and visited Rep. Abraham’s office, where they were presented with official certificates of congressional recognition.
“This experience has inspired me to learn more programming skills and possibly pursue a career in the tech industry,” Garrett Gray said.
“I’d like to thank Dr. Abraham for providing us this opportunity,” Zachary Reddick added.
They all look forward to participating in next year’s App Challenge.