Thompson Announces Winners of 2022 Congressional App Challenge


Press Release

Posted: December 11, 2022

Washington – This week, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced Olivia Pettit and Elizabeth Beauparlant from Solano County as the winners of 2022 Congressional App Challenge for their app Carbon Counter. This app teaches the user about how much carbon is emitted from basic activities and how to reduce our carbon footprint.

“Every year, I am excited to see the results of the Congressional App Challenge as it highlights the creativity and skill of students from our district,” said Thompson. “Olivia and Elizabeth’s app helps users of all ages understand how daily decisions impact carbon emissions and demonstrates their awareness of climate change. Congratulations to Olivia and Elizabeth, and they should be proud of the app they created.

“To all of our students, thank you for your participation and I hope that you continue to develop these skills and further your education in computer science and other STEM fields.”

Thompson received 17 submissions to this year’s challenge, a record high for the Fifth District.

The apps were evaluated by a panel of judges from the district, including Claudette Shatto from Napa Valley College, Lilibeth Pinpin from the Solano County Office of Education, and Laura Swart from Keysight Technologies. The final standings were:

First Place: Carbon Counter by Olivia Pettit and Elizabeth Beauparlant, Solano County

Second Place: HSpost by David Zechowy, Sonoma County

Second Place: Climate Savers by Allison McCabe and Anthony Kam, Solano County

Third Place: Food Facts by Elian Malessy, David Wang, Arman Bance, and Kanvar Sidhu, Solano, Yolo, and Napa Counties