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Congressman David Scott Announces Winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge in Georgia’s Thirteenth District

Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the finalists of the 2022 inaugural Congressional App Challenge in Georgia’s Thirteenth District. The first-place finalist(s) will be invited to the House of Code in Washington, D.C., where they will have the opportunity to meet with other coders and program participants from across the country. Additionally, the app will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol and on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website.

“Congratulations to our finalists in the inaugural Congressional App Challenge for Georgia’s Thirteenth District,” stated Congressman David Scott. “This competition was an excellent opportunity for students to engage with their peers and showcase their talents in coding and computer programming. The skillsets demonstrated by all of our dedicated participants will be sought after in the workforce, and I am glad to see so many of our exceptional students right here in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District utilizing their STEM education.”

Finalists and their App Submissions include:

First Place Finalist(s): Shriya Chakraborti and Phillip Abraham (Elite Scholars Academy, 11th Grade)
App Submission: “Wishi”, an app designed to be a Discord bot that hosts several games and can be played with commands native to the Discord application. Games include Rock-Paper scissors, Riddles, Jokes, and Truth or Dare. The app was designed using the programming language Python. According to the team, the app was inspired by online socialization, as they wanted to create a way to meet new people, start conversations, and remove potential awkwardness.

Click here to watch a video tutorial of “Wishi”.

Second Place Finalist(s): Daniel Anyanwoke (South Cobb High School, 11th Grade)
App Submission: “Easy Reader”, an app designed to be a browser attachment that applies “Dark Mode” to any website and aims to aid online reading. The app was designed using the programming language JavaScript (web). According to the designer, the app was inspired by the amount of time people spent looking at screens during the pandemic, and their interest in making online reading easier and more accessible.

Click here to watch a video tutorial of “Easy Reader”.


The Congressional App Challenge is designed to encourage youth participation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by providing middle and high school students with the opportunity to create their own digital application. The program also aims to emphasize the inclusion of students from communities that are underrepresented in the technology industry.

More information regarding the 2023 Congressional App Challenge is forthcoming. Please visit for updates and additional information.