Congressman Hal Rogers announces App Challenge winners

FLOYD COUNTY, KY.-Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers Tuesday announced the winning team for the Fifth District Congressional App Challenge — and they hail from Floyd County.

Four students from the Floyd County Area Technology Center — Jacob Pitts … Jonathan Dotson … Tanner Gibson … and Michael Shepherd — developed the Kentucky Fishing Buddy mobile app. Their winning app will be featured in the U.S. Capitol Building this year, representing Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District. During the fall school semester, thousands of high school students coded original apps as part of district-wide competitions hosted by Members of the House for the nation-wide Congressional App Challenge. The students will receive $250 in Amazon Web Service Credits and $100 Southwest Airline Gift Cards to attend a hashtag-House-Of-Code reception in Washington, DC.