Congressional app challenge open to students

Submitted by the office of Congressman John Moolenaar 

OSCEOLA/MECOSTA COUNTIES — Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, invites students in Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District to enter the 2018 Congressional App Challenge.

The contest is open to all K-12 students who can compete 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. They also will have the option to attend an event in Washington, D.C., where they will showcase their app alongside other winning students from across the United States.

Entries must be submitted on the congressional app challenge website. Rules and a checklist for submissions are online at Additional questions about the app challenge can be directed to Congressman Moolenaar’s Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-3561.

The deadline for entry is noon on Monday, Oct. 15.

In 2016, the app challenge was won by Joshua Jackson, of Cadillac, and in 2017, it was won by a team comprised of Gerard Bringard, Emma Jamrog, Preston Millward and Gwynne Ozkan, all of Midland.

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 parts of Montcalm and Saginaw counties.