Bentonville High twins' app wins challenge for 3rd District

Posted: November 21, 2017 at 2:38 a.m.

Arthi Krishna, left, and brother Arjun Krishna won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for U.S. Rep. Steve Womack's 3rd Congressional District of Arkansas. The Bentonville High School students designed an application called BookGazers that's meant to encourage children to read.

ROGERS -- Twin 15-year-olds Arthi and Arjun Krishna said they looked around their school and noticed many other students weren't very interested in reading. They thought a mobile app that fosters a love of reading at an early age might be a good idea.

Congressional App Challenge

The Congressional App Challenge is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code through annual district-wide competitions hosted by members of Congress for their district.

Students in participating districts code original applications for the chance to be selected for recognition by their member of Congress, win prizes, and have their work put on display in the Capitol Building in Washington. The district-wide competitions take place from July through early November.

Source: Staff report

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