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Team of Four Students from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School Win 2018 Congressional App Challenge

November 26, 2018
Press Release

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Elizabeth Hance (202) 225-4921
 

Team of Four Students from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School Win 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Birmingham, AL – Congressman Gary Palmer is pleased to announce four students from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School as the winners of Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District’s first Congressional App Challenge. The winners are Aniket Pant, Viraj Kacker, Lonnie Webb, and Cole McKee. The team designed an app to bring awareness to the water crisis in Tanzania, Africa.

The winning students called their app, “Water Well Forecasting and Analysis in Tanzania, Africa.” The app has the intended purpose of predicting the functionality of water wells in real time and in the future.

“This is an impressive group of students with creativity and talent,” Palmer said. “Technology skills are more important than ever today and I’m glad that the Congressional App Challenge offered students of the Sixth District the chance to grow in these areas. I congratulate Aniket, Viraj, Lonnie, and Cole on their winning app. They should be very proud.”

Apps were judged by Mr. Steven Puckett of Southern Research. The winning students will receive a special recognition certificate from Congressman Palmer.

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