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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Chip Roy (R-TX)

December 17, 2020

Press Release

Rep. Chip Roy is pleased to announce the winner for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) in TX-21. There were multiple talented students that submitted their creations for consideration by our volunteer judges.  

 

The winning contestant is Mr. Aidan Underwood of San Antonio and his app Hawkeye. Mr. Underwood attends Legacy of Educational Excellence High School in North East ISD. 

 

He put considerable thought and research into the development of Hawkeye, “Before the development of Hawkeye began, I remember reading some documents about internet scams in school, “ Mr. Underwood explained. “After learning how much money gets stolen per year, I figured that I might as well try and make a program that could steer users away from online scams to lower the amount of money lost per year.”

 

Congressman Roy would like to extend thanks to the stellar individuals who volunteered as judges for the CAC: Dr. Sami Mian, CSO of Rizse, and Mr. Larry Talley, CEO of Everyware. Their experience in the tech industry was invaluable in scoring the apps for determination of the winner of the CAC for TX-21. 

 

About CAC: 

 

Students from across America are provided this opportunity by the United States House of Representatives. The goal is to encourage students to pursue STEM activities such as coding. Each challenge is district-specific. As U.S. Representatives we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Additional prizes are available.

 

If you have questions, contact Jaclyn Hall with Congressman Roy’s office: 830-896-0154 or Jaclyn.hall@mail.house.gov

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