Congressman Fred Keller announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge winner

December 17, 2020
Press Release
Congressman Fred Keller announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge winner

Washington, D.C. —Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) today announced that Loyalsock Township High School junior Hibah Khan has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for Pennsylvania’s 12th District. 

The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage student creativity and encourage participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education fields. This nationwide event allows high school students from across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice. The Congressional App Challenge is sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation (IEF), which assists offices in hosting the challenges in their individual districts.

Khan created a web application for a new community group, the Williamsport Youth Organization (WYO). She built a responsive website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript to inform the community of WYO’s mission, activities and partnerships. Khan’s winning creation will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building and featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website.

The Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle school and high school students in participating districts.  Information on the 2021 contest will be announced next spring. 

On the award, Congressman Keller made the following statement:

“Congratulations to Ms. Khan on this wonderful achievement and for using her passion for coding to make a difference in our community. It is my hope that Ms. Khan’s success inspires other students to get involved in STEM fields and use their creativity and innovation to solve the problems of tomorrow. I am confident that Ms. Khan will continue to be an active leader in our community, and I have no doubt she will do great things in the future. Thank you to the Internet Education Foundation for sponsoring the Congressional App Challenge and elevating the importance of STEM in our nation.”