Contest enriches STEM fields in middle and high school students.

HAHIRA, GA.-- Representative Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced the Eighth District's 2021 Congressional App Challenge winners, Aarin Dave and Deshaun Hester. A panel of engineering judges chose the two Hahira Middle School 8th graders as winners for their Android App, LifeLearn.  

LifeLearn was created to help kids with physical & mental disabilities learn basic life skills that many elementary students already know. This is done in a clear and accessible manner in videos by their peers on the app. The winners were inspired to create this app by their fellow students who often struggled with basic life skills. The team consulted with the Life Skills teacher at Hahira Middle to better understand the behavior and needs of this particular student population and created an app that could make a difference. 

LifeLearn will be featured on the U.S. House of Representative's website ( and displayed in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol Building alongside winners from other participating Congressional Districts across the country.

The Congressional App Challenge is an annual, nationwide event intended to engage students' creativity and encourage their participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This competition allows students to compete with peers throughout their own Congressional District by creating and exhibiting their software application, or "app," for web, PC, tablet, mobile, or other platforms of their choice. 

All current middle and high school students (6-12th grade) who reside in or attend school in the Eighth Congressional District are encouraged to start planning for the 2022 Congressional App Challenge. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four, as long as two of the teammates are eligible to participate in the district. More details will be announced next Spring.  

Additional details can be found on Rep. Scott’s website or by contacting Rep. Scott’s Warner Robins office at (478) 971-1776.