Coble Goes Mobile: Rep to Honor App Contest Winner

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Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., will be honoring the winner of the first-ever House Student App Challenge in his district at a ceremony in Greensboro on Tuesday.  

The 83-year-old congressman, who will be retiring at the end of his term, does not carry a cell phone, but agrees the tech competition was a useful way to foster a passion for science and technology among the nation's youth.  

"I may not be tech savvy myself," Coble said in a statement, "but I know the importance of these applications for our economy moving forward.”  

The winner of the app competition in Coble's district was Hunter Enoch, a recent graduate of Northern Guilford High School. Enoch's app, “In-Game Rugby Manager,”earned him the top honors.  

The competition was open to all high school students in participating congressional districts.