Murphy Announces Winning Team in 2018 Congressional App Challenge
Sanford students’ project will be displayed in U.S. Capitol
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy today announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. The winning team was led by Sakun Chitraacharige and Mika Sudhir, two students from Seminole High School in Sanford, Fla. Chitraacharige and Sudhir worked alongside two friends from Colorado and California to create “Fulcra.” Fulcra is an online micro-blogging software application designed to empower people suffering from mental illness or any form of abuse—including substance, physical, and mental abuse—to speak up by giving them a medium to discuss their experiences freely. The team will now have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. next spring to showcase their app to Members of Congress and the tech community. The Congressional App Challenge is part of a national effort to support and encourage education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).