EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar will be recognizing Parkland Pre-Engineering Middle School participants of her district’s 2022 Congressional App Challenge on Thursday morning, April 6, at the school located at 6045 Nova Way.

The Congressional App Challenge competition highlighted the value of computer science and encouraged middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating apps relevant to the El Paso community.

Congresswoman Escobar will speak to participants and winners of the challenge, then present them with certificates. Parkland Pre-Engineering Middle School had the largest number of submissions for last year’s app challenge.

The following Parkland Pre-Engineering Middle School students won top honors in the
2022 Congressional App Challenge:

  • First Place: Aurora Shindo, whose “Do-Nation” app allows people to donate and request money, food, and health items in this challenging economy.
  • Most Educational App: Anel Ponce, whose “Bilingo” app helps Spanish-speakers with their English skills.
  • Solve The Most Relevant Problem: Adrian Sanchez and Dillon Vanley, whose “Recycle Learning” app teaches others how to recycle and compost.