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 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.
Congratulations 🎉 to Jennifer Wade for winning 3rd place & $250 in @GovernorKayIvey App Challenge today! I’m proud of you for all your hard work and representing #MuscleShoals so well! @MSCSTrojans @TrojansMSHS @MSCareerAcademy @AlabamaDeptofEd pic.twitter.com/O6BryuRPrB
— Tiffany Stonecipher (@T_Stonecipher) April 30, 2019
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.
The AL Computer Science Summit is a perfect example of how working together can equal innovation & results for our young people. I enjoyed discussing the many exciting things going on with #CS4AL including the Governor’s ACES, App Challenge & new edu standards. @AlabamaDeptofEd pic.twitter.com/afNMzIjoKO
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) April 30, 2019