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Matthew Paris, Eaton High School Student, Wins Congressional App Challenge

December 3, 2018
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 4thCongressional District. Matthew Paris, a student at Eaton High School, received top honors for his app, “Home Safe.” This application allows individuals to receive a call on their mobile phone when they need to exit a potentially problematic situation (learn more about the app here).

“I’m proud of Matthew’s work on this app and I’m excited to see him use his coding skills in the future to contribute to our communities and our country,” stated Congressman Ken Buck. “Thank you to all the students who participated in the Congressional App Challenge this year.”

Congress conducts the Congressional App Challenge every year to encourage students around the country to develop their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills. Students compete within their congressional districts, and then the winner from each district has the opportunity to showcase their app in the nation’s capital. In the 4th District, entries were judged by professional programmers from the community.