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Congressman Van Drew Announces 2022 Congressional App Challenge Winner

Contact: Ashley Brown (202) 225-6572

Today, Congressman Van Drew announced Nathanael Gaw's app design, 'Weather Map', as the 2022 Congressional App Challenge winner for New Jersey's Second Congressional District. The App Challenge asks local middle and high school students to submit a developed application (app). The apps are judged based on impact, structure, function, technical capability of coding, and innovation. 

Nathanael Gaw is an 11th grader at Atlantic County Institute of Technology and his app, Weather Map, is designed to show the weather conditions along a driving route. The app uses Google Map Services for route itineraries and then calculates all the possible routes in 60-minute intervals. From there, the app will display the weather conditions of the location at arrival time, as well as shows snapshots of the weather forecast at each 60-minute interval of driving time. 

"I want to congratulate Nathanael Gaw for all the time and hard-work he put into the creation of Weather Map," said Congressman Van Drew. "The effort and dedication put into the app submissions this year were outstanding. I am so proud of Nathanael, as well as every other student who submitted an app this year, and I wish all of our South Jersey students the best of luck in their future endeavors."