District Highlights

Florence Middle School Competes in Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Gregg Harper today announced the winners of his 2017 Congressional App Challenge, a competition intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and to encourage the next generation of Mississippians to engage in these fields.

The challenge ran from July 26 through November 1. Participants competed either as individuals or as teams of up to four. Each team created and submitted their own software application (“app”) for mobile, tablet or other computing devices on a platform of their choice.

The second place finisher was “Tech Team App” submitted by students at Florence Middle School. Third place was a tie between “Let’s Talk” and “States Quiz” by students at Florence Middle School and Brandon Middle School, respectively.

Congratulations to FMS tech team student 2nd place winners, Devin Conerly, Jana Len Jones, Joseph Ross, Brett Hutchinson and Sarah Edmonson, Brookly Sistrunk, and Anna Vaughn who tied for 3rd place with students from Brandon Middle School.

Photo courtesy of Florence Middle School