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Larson Meets with Local Winners of The Congressional App Challenge

January 17, 2020
Press Release

Manchester, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) recognized Jalah Edison, Jazzlin Grisby, and Rocio Rivera with Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition for designing the winning app, School of Math, for the First District’s 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC).  Edison is from Vernon, Grisby is from East Hartford, and Rivera is from East Hartford. This is the fifth year students from Howell Cheney Technical High School have won the competition.

“Jalah, Jazzlin, and Rocio’s app brought a fun, innovative, and creative approach to solving a problem faced by many students,” said Larson. “Inspired through their own personal challenges, this group found a way to draw from their experiences and created an app designed to help third through sixth grade students with basic pre-algebra topics. Their app, School of Math, is a testament to the creativity of this group, but also their desire and passion for helping others. A big thanks to their instructor Ed Knoeckel and Principal Carlos Aldave for providing an environment for students to develop their creativity, learn new skills, and work collaboratively. Congratulations to Jalah, Jazzlin, and Rocio; I am excited to see what’s in store for their futures.”

The CAC is an opportunity for high school students in the First District to highlight their STEM skills and apply what they have learned in the classroom. Larson’s office received 16 app submissions from across the First District. More on the CAC can be found here.