February 1, 2022 –
Congratulations to all of the Hartland High School students that competed in the Congressional App Challenge this year. Rep. Elissa Slotkin came to Mrs. Hasseld’s classroom on February 1 to recognize all of the HHS student entrants and to announce this year’s 8th District winner! This year’s district winners are Eric Fisco and Elijah Prutow. Their app, “School Group Finder” is all about helping students meet classmates with similar interests and organize events like playing tennis, starting a study group, or even organizing a breakdancing competition. Congratulations to Eric and Elijah as their app now goes to the National level of the competition.
Students under the direction of Mrs. Hasseld worked either in teams or individually (their choice) to create an app that solved a problem for the CAC. Students brainstormed possible apps, identified a target audience, and created a storyboard with their plan.
Every year Congress challenges students in their districts to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge. Each challenge is district-specific. The Congressional Internet Caucus initiates the annual CAC. The non-profit Internet Education Foundation was appointed to provide the CAC with supplemental staffing and support.