Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Visits Prattville High School to Announce 2017 Congressional App Challenge

August 31, 2017
Press Release

PRATTVILLE, Ala. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today announced that students in Alabama's Second Congressional District will have the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.

Roby invited students to join the challenge during a visit to Prattville High School's new Advanced Placement Computer Science class. Winners will be invited to Washington, D.C. to show off their designs in the U.S. Capitol.

“The Congressional App Challenge provides an excellent, hands-on way for students to participate in the cutting-edge computer science field,” Roby said. “I encourage students from Alabama’s Second District to take advantage of this unique opportunity to enhance their technology skills. I'm pleased Congress is promoting STEM education, and I look forward to seeing all the exciting innovation that will be on display.”

The Congressional App Challenge encourages high school students’ interest in the field of computer science through annual, district-wide competitions hosted by members of Congress. Students are invited to submit their original computer, tablet, or smart phone application designs to be judged by a panel of local computer science educators and innovators.

For more information about the Congressional App Challenge, visit and read Rep. Roby’s recent column on the topic in The Montgomery Advertiser.