A few years ago when I first started programming, a couple of kids from a local high school were on the news for winning the a challenge. A challenge named the "Congressional App Challenge".
Winning such a challenge is one of the biggest achievements a software engineer can acquire.
In order to participate: you must be in either middle or high school. Your district Representative also must agree to take part in it.
My Representative, Francis Rooney (FL 19); has chosen to not take part in it. I am also in the 11th grade currently. This maybe my only shot at this.
My parents and I have been sending letters, and making several phone calls to Rooney's offices, as well as the local school district to see if they can assist.
We just got the call that Rooney has a firm stance on not participating.
This is rather irritating. The only reason we got from his assistant, is that we're the only ones to call about it. I also feel there is the slightest correlation with his age truth be told. I feel he just doesn't understand the importance of this challenge.
I'm hoping to get enough people to contact his office, as well as any other district that isn't participating, and explain the importance of the CAP.
Contact Rooney's offices:
Local number: (239) 599-6033
D.C number: (202) 225-2536
Because one man decided simply "to not check a box", I am now excluded from a life changing opportunity
Mr. Rooney has officially decided to participate in the App Challenge. Thank you all for your help!