Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: FA team recognized for ‘Rep Check’ app

FREDERICKSBURG FREE LANCE-STAR

Fredericksburg Academy students Kaylee Meier, McKenna Withers, Riya Menachery and Riyan Golden won the Seventh District’s annual Congressional App Challenge and recently visited U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger on Capitol Hill.

The team created an app called “Rep Check” that provides an index of Virginia Congress members, include their photo, district, political party, website link and an excerpt about each. The app will be displayed in the Capitol and shared on the House of Representatives’ website, alongside those from other winners.

The students said it was their goal to get voters and soon-to-be voters informed about the candidates because they know many people, especially younger ones, cannot name their representatives in Congress.

Recent Posts


Jun 17, 2024
Local Issues

NEW MILESTONE: Spanberger’s Office Returns More Than $39 Million in Federal Benefits to Virginians

Since the Start of 2019, the Congresswoman’s Office Has Returned More Than $39 Million in Backlogged IRS Refunds, Social Security Checks, VA Benefits, & More WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced today that her office has now returned more than $39 million in federal casework funds to residents of Virginia’s Seventh District. Casework dollars […]



Jun 14, 2024
Press

Spanberger Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Strike Down Federal Bump Stock Ban

Congresswoman: “As a Former Federal Law Enforcement Officer, I Know that Weapons Designed to Inflict Maximum Casualties Do Not Belong on Our Streets, in Our Schools, or in Our Communities” WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today released the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Garland v. Cargill, which overturns a […]



Jun 14, 2024
Gun Safety

During National Gun Violence Awareness Month, Spanberger Urges Speaker Johnson to Bring Bipartisan Bills to U.S. House Floor to Prevent Gun Violence

Congresswoman: “I Used To Carry A Gun Every Single Day — I Know What It Is To Be A Responsible Gun Owner” WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger — a Member of the U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force — urged Speaker Johnson to […]