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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced Jacob Chasan as the winner of the inaugural House STEM Academic Competition from the 52nd District for his application entitled ‘Path to Eagle Scout.’ Rep. Peters met with Chasan and his family in the Washington, D.C., office today.

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“With our region’s innovation focused economy, an app contest that challenges local students to think critically and creatively is a perfect fit,” Rep. Peters said. “I’m excited to announce Jake as our first winner. His app is a testament to the skills in science, technology, engineering, and math that our country will need to stay competitive in coming years.”

"Participating in the House App Challenge taught me important lessons in customer service, video editing, and coding,” Chasan said. “I am glad I devoted the time to build this app and participate in the Challenge.”

‘Path to Eagle Scout’ provides a guide for Boy Scouts to keep track of their progress on merit badges and through the ranks all the way to the top rank of Eagle Scout. In addition to the progress tracker the app features checklists for each rank and a quiz to prep the Scout before the Board of Review. Jacob’s app will be featured on Congressman Peters’ website and can be found in the iTunes App Store by clicking HERE.

For a video narration of ‘Path to Eagle Scout’ click HERE.

The House STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Academic Competition, this year focusing on software applications, or ‘apps,’ for mobile, tablet, or computer devices was open for submissions earlier this year. The winner was chosen by a panel of local tech and innovation leaders.