BRIS Student Melanie Morris’ Hand Lettering App Wins 2019 Congressional App Challenge

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Congratulations to BRIS 9th grader Melanie Morris for being named by Congressman Garret Graves as the winner of the Congressional App Challenge in Louisiana’s 6th district. Melanie submitted Hand Lettering, an app that helps people who are interested in hand lettering.

“Ever since I was young, people always complimented my handwriting. On YouTube and Pinterest, I started seeing people creating beautiful quotes and designs using all types of pens and markers,” Melanie said.

She hopes to encourage other students to better their communities by using their computer science skills.

 The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host contests in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science.

Over 10,000 students registered for the 2019 CAC. These students created and submitted 2,177 functioning apps, marking the end of the most successful CAC to date. All told, 304 Members of Congress hosted Congressional App Challenges in their districts across 48 states, Puerto Rico, the Mariana Islands, and Washington, D.C.

Congressman Graves called the school to personally congratulate Melanie for winning this year’s Congressional App Challenge.

Melanie, we are so proud of you. Geaux Falcons!

Watch Melanie's winning video submission for The Hand Lettering App: