A student from the Acadiana Episcopal School has been named the Grand Winner of the Congressional App Challenge 2021 for Louisiana’s 3rd District.
Congressman Clay Higgins announced Luke Schwarz as the district’s clear winner on Monday, December 13, 2021.
According to Higgins, Schwarz has designed an app called “Hurricane Helper” that helps people in need of help in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
The app will be featured in an exhibit at the United States Capitol in 2022.
“Kudos to Luke on his winning app. He saw a real problem and used his coding skills to provide a solution,” Congressman Higgins said in a press release. “Connecting individuals with disaster relief and recovery resources can be difficult. Luke tries to meet these challenges with his app. “
“When, during Hurricane Ida, people started posting on social media asking for help. I knew there had to be an alternative,” Schwarz said. “Hurricane Helper is an app that lets you call for help in case you are trapped by a natural disaster. With just one click, helpers are instantly notified.”
To see a demonstration of how the “Hurricane Helper” application works, click here.
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