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Rep. Zeldin Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

December 7, 2017
Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin announced Newfield High School students Syreneti DeLaCruz and Daniel Iacobacci as the winners of this year’s  Congressional App Challenge. DeLaCruz and Iacobacci designed and created an application that helps students track school schedules and extracurricular meetings as well as view lunch menus and monitor their meal balance.

“STEM, coding, and computer sciences are vitally important fields of study for students of the 21st century, educating and preparing our youth for good paying jobs that contribute to the growth of our economy,” Congressman Zeldin said. “I am proud to announce Syreneti DeLaCruz and Daniel Iacobacci as the NY-1 winners of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. These bright students are two outstanding, promising young minds in our community.”

The Congressional App Challenge is a public effort to encourage students to participate in and learn more about the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), coding, and computer science education. This annual competition is open to high school students in each Congressional District throughout the nation.  Winners of the competition are invited to attend the #HouseOfCode DC reception and each receive $250 in Amazon Web Services Credits. Additionally, winning apps are eligible to be displayed in the US Capitol Building and featured on www.House.gov