LoBiondo Applauds Local High School for Winning Congressional App Challenge

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Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo speaking to the students at Cumberland County Regional High School on December 13th, 2016.

MAYS LANDING, N.J. - On Tuesday, Congressman Frank LoBiondo spoke at Cumberland County Regional High School after a team of students won the 2016 Congressional App Challenge.

The 3-person team submission was called County College Class Conversion” and is a mobile application designed to instantly allow students to learn which completed courses at one school receive credit at another university or college. This is the second year in a row that the competition’s winning team came from Cumberland Regional High School.

The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide competition aimed at encouraging high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications for mobile devices. The challenge seeks to highlight the value of Computer Science and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, education while spurring friendly competition between competing teams.

“Congratulations to Connor, Leslie, and Logan for their innovative and practical app design. It is clear they were looking to their own academic future and seeking to simplify a common concern for students across the country in planning for higher education. I was impressed by the substantial thought and execution displayed in this app,” said LoBiondo.

Twelve teams comprised of 31 students across South Jersey competed in the annual challenge. This is the third year of the Congressional App Challenge and the third year LoBiondo’s office has hosted the competition for South Jersey students. For the 2016 challenge, 193 Congressional districts held contests.

For the 2nd Congressional district, the submitted apps were reviewed by the following judges:

  • Holly Cyrus - Project Manager at the FAA Technical Center
  • Adam Greco - Air Traffic Domain Director at the FAA Technical Center
  • Dr. Nancy Hudanich – Superintendent of Cape May County Technical School District
  • Dr. Dina Rossi Elliot – Superintendent of Cumberland County Tech
  • Peter D’Amico – Computer Engineer at the FAA Technical Center

Videos of the 12 apps designed by South Jersey students as well as members of each team are as follows:

Name of App

Students

School

A+ Org

Logan Thomas,

Abri Bostard

Middle Township High School

Annihilation

Francis Boehm,

Joseph Couts,

Michael Dillio

Cape May County Technical High School

Bullet Ball

Blake Hickman,

Mark Kallok,

Matthew Palko

Cape May County Technical High School

Child Wrangler

Daniel Dumadag,

Adam Groff,

Brendan Krucera

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

County College Class Conversion

Connor Bondi,

Leslie Baez,

Logan Willis

Cumberland Regional High School

EasyMotivation

Brian Hoy

Middle Township High School

Forble

Conor O'Neill,

Anastasia Green

Cape May County Technical High School

HandiApp

Paul Kuntz,

Ryan Morgan,

Carly Malestein

Cumberland Regional High School

LifePress

Peter Costantino,

Martin Colucci,

Jacob Rocco-Ramirez

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

Study Buddy

Ana Gamarra,

Hajra Khan,

Brandon Shane

Atlantic County Institute of Technology

World Historical Flag Directory

Andrew Conforto,

Patrick Wood,

Jordan Taylor

Cape May County Technical High School

Worm Reflex Game

Austin Bartleson,

Justin Price

Middle Township High School

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