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Ken Buck Announces App Challenge Winner

December 16, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676


Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) announced the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for the Fourth Congressional District of Colorado. This competition gave students several months to develop their own software application. The winning app in the Fourth Congressional District was designed by Etash Kalra, a sophomore at Douglas County High School. Etash developed “Spell Me,” an iOS-based app that assists students in studying spelling words by allowing them to participate in a virtual spelling bee or spelling test.

“I’m so proud of Etash and all the students who participated in the Congressional App Challenge this year,” Congressman Ken Buck stated. “STEM education is so important to our nation’s future, and I’m confident these student participants will play key roles in America’s success.”

App Challenge winners will be invited to Washington D.C. for #HouseOfCode, a chance to present their apps to Members of Congress and the tech community.