Photo: Floyd County Schools
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, U.S. Representative Hal Rogers announced the winning team for the Congressional App Challenge. Four students from the Floyd County Area Technology Center: Jacob Pitts, Jonathan Dotson, Tanner Gibson, and Michael Shepherd, developed the KY 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. Congressman Rogers said the KY Fishing Buddy app is a great way to highlight recreational hotspots in Eastern Kentucky and said the students are incredibly talented. This is the third year in a row the team has submitted a winning app. Dr. Jeff Shannon, IT Teacher for Floyd County Area Technology Center, said he is pleased with the app team at Prestonsburg as they continue to build apps that fulfill the needs of the community.