Dec 15, 2022 | Press Releases

LAFAYETTE, LA – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced that Isaac Beverly, a student at Lafayette High School, is the overall winner of the 2022 Congressional App Competition for Louisiana’s 3rd District.
Isaac’s app, titled “NotifyPub,” is a website designed to give school administrators an easy way to send out alerts to large groups. Isaac created “NotifyPub” after noticing his school was facing problems sending mass notifications to the students and staff.
“I want to congratulate Isaac on his winning app,” said Congressman Higgins. “It is great to see him use his coding skills to help school administrators and his fellow students by developing solutions to a real-world problem. This year had a high level of competition and was a tough choice for our judges.”
“I was inspired to create this app by multiple sources. Before participating in the Congressional App Challenge, I discovered the RSS protocol, which standardizes a way for keeping track of updates to websites,” said Isaac Beverly. “Around the same time, I learned of the problems that my school was facing in trying to notify many students and staff of urgent information. Upon learning of this year’s iteration of the Congressional App Challenge, I decided to provide a solution using RSS.”
Watch Isaac demonstrate his “NotifyPub” app here.

About the Congressional App Challenge

The U.S. House of Representatives officially launched the Challenge in 2015 to help inspire innovation and learning in computer science and coding. The Challenge is a nationwide effort that allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application or “app” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. Student teams compete against each other by congressional district, and the winning apps are showcased at the U.S. Capitol each year.


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