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Stillwater students win prestigious Congressional App Challenge

Stillwater students win prestigious Congressional App Challenge

Stillwater students Coolsjes and Riddhi Singhvi have been named among the winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge. More than 2,700 apps were submitted nationwide in this year’s competition. The challenge, which is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives, is considered the most prestigious prize in student computer science. The Singhvi’s app, Smart Planner, was selected by Congresswoman Betty McCollum as the winner of Minnesota’s 4th District. 

The app is designed to help users create and implement SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) goals. It allows users to track their progress through goal milestones, set reminders, schedule evaluations from mentors, and integrate rewards for achieving a goal. Coolsjes and Riddhi, who attended Stillwater Area High School and Stillwater Middle School, were inspired to create Smart Planner to give students a free resource to help them make the most of their education and plan for their future. 

The app will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website, House.gov. Coolsjes and Riddhi have also earned an invitation to the #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, D.C.


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