Local Politician visits CHFHS TV Production & Computer Science Students


By Maya Cherry, Staff Writer

Congresswoman Donna Edwards came to CHFHS on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 to meet and thank the television production students who collaborated to create a video for the Veteran’s History Project 2015. The video is currently being housed in the Library of Congress archives. While visiting in the TV studio, Congresswoman Donna Edwards appeared on The Morning Roar, the CHFHS student produced television show.
“Sometimes you lose , but you gain skill. Turn your losses into victories. I was not good at math, but I kept working at it. When I initially ran for congress I lost my first election. It’s not about the campaign or election it’s about the people,” said Edwards during her interview with the show.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards also toured Ms. Fitzpatrick’s AP Computer Science classroom. While in the classroom, she got to witness students presenting their current coding projects for Hour of Code Week. She also took a moment to explain Congressional App Challenge for the 2015-2016 academic year. A CHFHS student won app challenge last year, so there are high expectations for CHFHS students this year.
Seniors, Justin Waters and Karl Hunter explained the significance of their chat room coding assignment and the procedures they used to make the chat room come to life.
“In the 80’s I had to do coding on a punch card so you all are lucky to have the technologies and to have them in the classroom!” said Congresswoman Donna Edwards.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, comprising portions of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties.