Isabella (Kelly) McTeigue, an 11th grader at Los Alamos High School, won 1st place in the Congressional App Challenge for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. She recently took 2nd Alternate Best of Show to the International Science and Engineering Fair. Photo by Pamela Miller
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Isabella (Kelly) McTeigue, an 11th grader at Los Alamos High School, won 1st place in the Congressional App Challenge for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. She created the mobile app MedAssess, which evaluates the impact of medication combinations.
U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández announced McTeigue’s win.
“My deepest congratulations to our top award winners,” Leger Fernández said. “Our first-place winner, Isabella McTeigue, created an app that evaluates the impact of medical combinations. This innovative app makes New Mexico’s 3rd district proud and reflects the growing interest of young people in emerging technologies. I’m thankful to all of our participants for the work they put into this project and to the teachers who inspire and encourage their students to participate.”
The App-Challenge is a district-wide competition for middle and high school students that encourages young people to learn to code and pursue careers in computer science. This year, 16 students across the district submitted applications for the virtual competition.
“New Mexico is no stranger to exceptional talent in our youth. This app challenge inspired students across New Mexico to practice coding and cultivate their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills,” Rep. Leger Fernández said. “These are the kind of opportunities we need to foster so that young people can think about their futures.”
McTeigue will demonstrate her app to members of Congress April 20-22 at a virtual House of Code event.