Trisha Sanghal, a junior at Danville's Monte Vista High School, took the top spot in the 11th District's Congressional App Challenge for her app "Music Makerz," U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) announced last week.
Sanghal's app, which won the local competition open to high schoolers in DeSaulnier's district, is a tool to manage the teaching and learning of music and coordinate music programs.
"Trisha's work showcases the young programming and innovation talent in our district. I am proud to congratulate her and look forward to seeing Music Makerz displayed at the U.S. Capitol," DeSaulnier, whose district includes Danville, said in a statement.
The competition, which took place in participating congressional districts throughout the country, aimed to encourage high school students to learn coding through the innovation of their applications and to learn more in computer science as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.
Judges for DeSaulnier's district competition were Michael Fullmore (systems architect/sales at Pinterest), Mike Lawrence (CEO of Computer Using Educators) and Kimberly Paternoster (president of Wicked Code Inc.).