Tri-Tech students win Congressional App Challenge, and present work in Washington D.C.

Toby Williams (left), Elijah Stidham (middle), Rep. Newhouse, and Jamas Middleton (right) stand together in D.C. as the students hold their winning certificates.

KENNEWICK, Wash. – A group of Tri-Tech Skills Center students spent part of their spring break in Washington D.C., as winners of the Congressional App Challenge for Congressman Newhouse's district.

The challenge is a contest aimed at encouraging students to learn coding.

Three Tri-Tech students, Jamas Middleton, Elijah Stidham, and Toby Williams, met with Rep. Dan Newhouse to showcase their app.

All three students are seniors studying video game design.

The students say meeting with the congressman and traveling to D.C. was a rewarding experience.

"It's not every day that you get to meet someone like that, but to actually get to present to them too, it was really nerve wracking, but really awesome," Toby Williams said.

The students are continuing to develop their app called Trinity Complex, which is a game where a player must find six keys.

If you'd like to see a preview of it, follow this link.

They’d like to extend a thank you to Columbia Center Rotary and Columbia Daybreak Rotary for helping sponsor the trip.

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