A team of students from the David Thibodeaux STEM Magnet Academy and Comeaux High School has won a prestigious honor, and now they are raising funds to get to Washington, D.C., to present to Congress.

The team took part in the Congressional App Challenge and won 1st Place for District 3, and now there is a Go Fund Me set up to help them get to DC to present their app to Congress.

The Congressional App Challenge is the most prestigious prize in student computer science and, according to its website, participation in the program has grown to reach "underserved, diverse, and rural student populations".

The program is helping to transform how Congress views computer science and STEM academies. "Since the challenge was first announced Congress’ mentions of computer science and coding have increased 2,000%!"

In its short existence, the Congressional App Program has encouraged students to get involved in computer science, learn code, and perform at levels worthy of national competition.

You can help this team continue their journey by donating to the Go Fund Me page.

Listener submitted photo/Dana Dirouard Simon