Bethel High School students win Congressional App Challenge
Students in Kimberly Coleman’s programming classes at Bethel High School took on the Congressional App Challenge presented by Congressman Bobby Scott. The challenge asked each team to use any programming language to design an application for use and an accompanying video describing the app.
Each programming class consisted of a team ranging from three to four students, who worked to design and code an attractive and functional app to help rising Academies of Hampton (AoH) students select the best academy pathway at Bethel High School. Each member took on a specified role such as project manager, technical lead, software developer, and software tester. The ultimate goal was to improve and advance the academy selection process for rising AoH students.
One of the teams was successful in being selected to represent Virginia with their app. Congratulations to the following team members:
John Pegram (Project Manager)
David Goodwin (Video)
Michael Cheever (Support)
The team’s app can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/469966133
The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. This nationwide event allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.
Congratulations to the Bethel Bruins in showcasing their skills!