Today, U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) announced that Natilie Schmith, a 7th-grade student from Sheldon, won this year’s Congressional App Challenge in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. Her application – Mental Health: Teens – allows young people to manage their mental health through password-protected, digital diary entries. It was developed for Web, iOS, and Android.
“I want to congratulate Natilie Schmith from Sheldon for winning the 2022 Congressional App Challenge in the 4th District,” said Rep. Feenstra. “Mental health is just as important as physical health, and Natilie’s app helps teenagers like herself prioritize their mental wellbeing in a private way. I appreciate every Iowa student who participated in this year’s competition and look forward to featuring Natilie’s incredible work in an online exhibit at the U.S. Capitol for all to see.”
The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide competition that encourages students to learn to code and exposes them to the possibilities of a career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
You can read more about Natilie’s app when it is posted to the Congressional App Challenge website HERE.