Congressman Allen Announces 2023 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) announced that Lakeside High School students Iziq Thomas, Jerry Fan, and Kunsh Sharma have been selected as the winners of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for Georgia’s 12th District.

Winners of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge from left to right: Iziq Thomas, Jerry Fan, and Kunsh Sharma 

The students were chosen for their work developing Circa, a software application designed to aid users in achieving balance in various aspects of life, with a particular focus on mental health. As the winner of this year's App Challenge, Circa will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives' website and displayed in a U.S. Capitol exhibit. Additionally, the students are invited to Capitol Hill for the #HouseOfCode celebration where they will be given the opportunity to demo their app for Members of Congress.

Upon the announcement, Congressman Allen issued the following statement:

“I extend my warmest congratulations to Iziq, Jerry, and Kunsh for winning the 2023 Congressional App Challenge. The creativity and hard work they displayed in creating this app from the ground up is truly remarkable. Mental health continues to be a hardship for many Americans, and I am confident that Circa will have a positive impact and help countless individuals of all ages better manage life's challenges. I am very proud to recognize these students for a job well done, and for using their extensive talents to create something that will truly help others.”

To learn more about Circa, please click here.

For more information on the Congressional App Challenge, please click here.

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