Dec. 7, 2021 -- This year, three Toms River Regional Schools students - Intermediate North 7th grader Aaryan Nagaria and High School East 11th graders Justin Veltri and Kyle Glabicki - were named runners up in the Congressional App Challenge.

According to a press release from Congressman Andy Kim's office, "the Congressional App Challenge was founded as a bipartisan initiative by the Congressional Internet Caucus in 2015 to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding, and computer science education."  The Computer Science departments of Rowan College at Burlington County and Ocean County College supported Congressman Kim's office in the evaluation of entries.

Justin and Kyle's app is called Ion Inc. and it was developed to teach children about the various forms of renewable energy.  Aaryan's app is called Math Chalkboard and is geared towards young children who are learning the four basic math operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Users can quiz themselves on math problems and progress through different difficulty levels.  This app, along with another app Aaryan developed called US State Facts, is available in the App Store.

To learn more about Justin and Kyle's app, click here.  And, more information about Aaryan's app can be found here.  

Congratulations to our Toms River students!

IN App Challenge
Intermediate North student Aaryan Nagaria

HSE App Challenge
High School East students Kyle Glabicki and Justin Veltri