US Representative Chuck Fleischmann honored a Girls Preparatory School student in Washington D.C. for being the first-ever winner of the Congressional App Challenge.

Emerson Couch is a seventh grader, and she designed an app in her design and discovery class.

The app is about a maze that raises awareness about the litter and pollution in the ocean.

Couch says she was excited to win but stresses that was not what the competition was about.

"It was really wonderful to know that I had won, but I really just wanted people to know about the problems in the ocean. So, the fact that this app got more awareness, that was really cool."

This is the first year for the app competition. It took place in every congressional district across the country.