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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Recognizes Winners of the First District’s Congressional App Challenge

February 1, 2019
Press Release

Manchester, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) recognized Howell Cheney Technical High School seniors Isabel Lindsay and Justin Diaz with Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition for designing the winning app, Test Driver’s ED, for the First District’s 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Lindsay is from Windsor Locks, Diaz is from Manchester. This is the fourth year students from Howell Cheney Technical High School have won the competition.

“Isabel and Justin’s app is a combination of hard work, perseverance, technology, and education all in one. I offer them both a big congratulations for their efforts,” said Larson. “It is amazing to see such talent in our local students. Their app, Test Driver’s ED, is a testament to the vitality of ideas. Their design started from a single idea, it was then developed and improved upon by them both. I know that with the training they received from Howell Cheney Technical High School, both Isabel and Justin have bright futures ahead. Certainly the skill and creativity they showed today will serve them in all their endeavors. A big thanks to their instructors, Ed Knoeckel (Department Head) and John Buxton (Instructor of Cheney Tech's Information System Technology Shop), for providing the environment for students to learn, thrive, and be creative. Congratulations again to Isabel and Justin on a job truly well done.”

The CAC is an opportunity for local 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. 190 Congressional Districts across 42 states participated in the competition. More on the Congressional App Challenge can be found here.  

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