WASHINGTON – Congressman James Comer (KY-01) recognizes Christian Berry and Austin Fitzgerald for winning the First District 2017 Congressional App challenge.

Berry and Fitzgerald are students at Campbellsville High School. Their winning app called, “Balls vs. Aliens and Spikes,” will be displayed in the Capitol for a year.

“It’s great to see such imaginative students in the First Congressional District. Christian and Austin are a great example of the ingenuity and brilliance of many students across the district. I congratulate these two on creating an app that requires such creativity and precise coding. Technology is vital to this district, state and country, and competitions like these are important for our country in the future,” said Congressman Comer.

“Christian and Austin have shown substantial growth in not just coding skills, but also in problem solving and critical thinking and have learned how to work collaboratively with their peers.  These real-life skills will ensure their success in the future and possibly a career in Computer Science where many jobs are currently going unfilled.  Thanks to the organizers of the Congressional App Challenge for recognizing and encouraging our students,” said Sonya Kessler, teacher at Campbellsville Independent Schools.

The Congressional App Challenge was created to help promote interest in STEM skills, abilities that are imminently important to the future of the United States. The competition is open to high school students across the first district. For more information on the 2018 competition, you can visit comer.house.gov.