WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced the winners of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge, Samuel Vancil, Isla Calderon, and Najjar Khalil from Du Quoin High School. Launched in 2015, the competition is a nationwide event intended to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. The team’s app, DHS Club Registry, would allow students to access important information about DHS clubs all in one place.


“Congratulations to Samuel, Isla, and Najjar on winning this year’s competition,” said Bost. “They saw that there was confusion about the different club offerings at their school and created an app to help address the problem – showcasing their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Thank you to all of the Southern Illinois students who participated this year. Job well done!”