PEORIA — AppsCo is going to Congress, at least virtually.
A team of Richwoods High School students in the social media entrepreneurship program won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge for the 18th District.
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood announced the winners Friday at the Riverfront Museum, the subject of the students’ winning entry.
Students Mariah Cooley, Ruby Hirschman, Shaelyn Johnson and Montreal Thomas helped create and market an app designed to showcase events and other useful features at the museum. The app also collects customer data that can be used for marketing the museum.
More than 4,000 students from 190 Congressional Districts submitted entries. Winning entries, including AppsCo’s Riverfront Museum app, will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol Building and on the U.S. House of Representatives website, House.gov.