High Tech High School Students honored for ParkInSafe App

New Brunswick, NJ – On Tuesday January 17th at 10am, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) will congratulate the winners of 6th District’s 2016 Congressional App Challenge for high school students. Steven Verona, Rishi Salwi, and Charvi Shah from High Tech High School in Middletown, NJ won for their app ‘Parkinsafe’, an app designed for Parkinson's patients to help stabilize screens.

The Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM education by encouraging high school students to learn how to code through the creation of their own apps. Entries to the competition in New Jersey's Sixth District were assessed by a panel of local experts on several criteria, including the demonstrated knowledge of coding and programming skills, as well as the quality and implementation of their ideas.

As a winning app in the contest, "ParkinSafe" will be displayed on the Congressional App Challenge Website and on a digital display in the Capitol Building for the next year.