Bulldogs News · North Dallas students’ app selected to represent Rep. Pete Sessions’ district


Four North Dallas students won the Congressional App Challenge for Rep. Pete Sessions’ 32nd District.

The students — Jeff Adame, Eric Abeja, Amaya Segura, and Clarissa Aguilar — were required to come up with an original app and to develop the app, which they did using the MIT app inventor program. They also had to answer a few questions and create a video explaining why they created the app and who would use the app.

The students’ app is called School Alert, which informs students about suspicious people on campus, as well as allowing students to inform school officials about possible shooters on campus.

For winning, they will received the following prizes.

  1. Winning apps are eligible to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building and featured on the House of Representatives’ website, House.gov
  2. Winning students are invited to #HouseofCode Capitol Hill Reception in Washington, D.C.
  3. $250 per winner in Amazon Web Services credits!


North Dallas students — Eric Abeja, Maya Segura, Clarissa Aguilar, and Jeff Adame — created a winning app.


The North Dallas students celebrate their winning app.


A screenshot of the North Dallas High School app that won in Rep. Pete Sessions’ district.