U.S. Representative Ryan Announces Winner of 13th District Congressional App Challenge – Business Journal Daily
AKRON, Ohio – Rashaad Simmon, a grade 12 student in the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School, is the recipient of the Congress Applications Challenge of the 13th arrondissement.
U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, made the announcement, praising Simmons for his work.
âI am proud of Rashaad for his commitment and hard work in producing this winning video game,â Ryan said in a statement. âThe Congressional App Challenge can help students recognize the real opportunities that come with doing what you love while providing real value to others. Every student who has participated in the Congressional App Challenge will help us reshape our future and move our communities forward. “
The challenge was created to give students a hands-on opportunity to learn and implement STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and computer skills. The goal is to prepare these students for jobs in demand, as the United States could run out of a million programmers by 2020, the statement said.
âI’ve always been interested in video games,â Simmons said. âIt’s my dream to design and code games as a career. I appreciate the App Challenge as an opportunity to show my talent and my passion.
Simmons’ advisor for the project was Ralph Appleby, a teacher at the National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School.
âRashaad showed a huge interest in coding as a freshman, but his skills were still raw,â Appleby said. âIt was a great pleasure to see her perseverance and her courage in her work. He is capable of great things, and his growth and the application of his skills are core values ââfor our learners at NIHF STEM High School.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.