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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Congratulations are in order for these hard-working local students for their achievements in the Governor’s App Challenge at the 2nd annual Alabama Computer Science Summit held in Montgomery.

Wesley Lowman

Wesley Lowman was awarded first place and took home a prize of $1,000 in the high school division of the challenge. Wesley created an app that will help elementary school children learn math.

Brody Besherse from Williams Middle School won first place and $1000 in the grades 6-8 category.

Payne Moyer from Jones Valley Elementary placed second and won $500 in the grades K-5 category

Jennifer Wade of Muscle Shoals High School won 3rd place and $250.

The Governor’s App Challenge is a statewide, computer programming competition for Alabama students, in grades K–12, with the goal of giving more students the opportunity to gain recognition for their mastery and application of computer programming and design.