Congressional App Challenge open to students

Submitted to the Herald Review 

MIDLAND — Congressman John Moolenaar invites students in Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District to enter the 2017 Congressional App Challenge.

The contest is open to all K-12 students, who can enter individually or in teams of up to four people. The winning individual or team from the Fourth District will have their app displayed in the U.S. Capitol and on They also will have the option to attend an event in Washington D.C. where they are able to showcase their app alongside other winning students from across the U.S.

Entries must be submitted on the Congressional App Challenge website. Rules and a checklist for submissions are online at

The deadline for entry is noon on Nov. 1.

The Fourth Congressional District is made up of 15 counties: Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Shiawassee and Wexford counties, as well as portions of Montcalm and Saginaw counties.

Additional questions about the App Challenge can be directed to Congressman Moolenaar’s Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-3561.