Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Virtual Gaming App Wins 2018 Congressional App Challenge in Florida’s 25th District

Feb 5, 2019
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) announced the winner of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for Florida’s 25th District is Slimeventure, an app created by Rachel Quijano, a student at Miami Springs Senior High School in Miami Springs, Florida. She described her app as a “2D action-packed platformer” and a “fun and immersive family game that any age could play.” The student created the game using Unity 3D and C# programming.

The Congressman also recognized the team whose app received an honorable mention. The winner and runner-up are as follows:

1st Place: “Slimeventure” created by Rachel Quijano from Miami Springs Senior High School (pictured with Congressman Diaz-Balart).

Honorable Mention: “Our World” created by Camila Chicaiza, Paola Liuzzi, and Lina Henriquez from Ronald Reagan Senior High School in Doral (pictured with Congressman Diaz-Balart).


The Congressional App Challenge is a congressional initiative, managed by the Internet Education Foundation [IEF], a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was first established by the Congressional Internet Caucus in 2014, and Co-Chairs Rep. Bob Goodlatte and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo spearheaded the effort. In 2018, the App Challenge had 222 successful App Challenges hosted by Members of Congress, 5,200 student participants, and more than 1,700 original student-created apps submitted.