Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Invites Student Submissions for Congressional App Challenge

Jul 19, 2018
Press Release

All Middle & High School Students in Middle Tennessee Eligible to Participate


WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today invited eligible Middle Tennessee students to submit their work for consideration in this year’s nationwide Congressional App Challenge.

The Congressional App Challenge is an annual effort to encourage students to learn computer programming through annual district-wide competitions hosted by members of Congress. It encourages student participation in technology and math programs by offering students a chance to create and code.

All middle and high school students in Middle Tennessee are eligible and encouraged to participate.

“Brilliant students are turning Middle Tennessee into America’s next tech hub,” Rep. Cooper said. “Every time I visit a school I’m amazed at the skills I see. Let’s show the world our expertise!”

Last year, Delia Batdorff, a student at RePublic High School in Nashville, won the competition in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, which Rep. Cooper represents. The district is comprised of Cheatham, Davidson and Dickson counties. Delia’s work was showcased in Washington.

For this year’s competition, online registration closes on Oct. 15. Students who register before Sept. 10 qualify for early incentives, and winners will be announced in December.

For complete details on the Congressional App Challenge, please click here.