Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Announces Congressional App Challenge Winner

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Announces Congressional App Challenge winner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) has announced a team of high school students from Wayne have won the third Congressional App Challenge.  Teammates Kelly Wallert (Wayne Hills), Sangjun Ko (Wayne Hills), and Sruthi Soorian (Wayne Valley) created an app called “Book Browser.”  

“For the third year, I have been highly impressed by the STEM education and coding ability displayed by high school students of my Congressional District in the Congressional App Challenge,” Frelinghuysen said.  “After viewing the student app submissions, I remain confident that the future of our nation’s technological prowess is in the most capable hands.  Congratulations to Kelly, Sangjun, and Sruthi on their fantastic work.”

“Nothing is more important to our Nation’s continued economic strength than developing the talents and expertise of students interested in STEM fields,” Frelinghuysen continued. 

The Congressionally chartered “Congressional App Challenge” is a competition aimed at encouraging U.S. high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The Challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and encourage students to engage in these fields. By encouraging and recognizing our nation’s young programming talent, Congress hopes to shine a light on the growing importance of these skills.

The winning application, “Book Browser,” is an app designed to allow school libraries to communicate with one another to share book resources, so that unwanted or old versions of books do not get wasted.  View the presentation here:

More information about the competition can be found here: