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West Branch senior honored for being up to the Congressional AP Challenge

Congressman Bill Johnson presents West Branch Senior, Cassie Madison with the Congressional App Challenge Award for her app, the Dysulator. (Submitted photo)

BELOIT — West Branch High School senior Cassie Madison was presented with the Congressional App Challenge award by Congressman Bill Johnson on April 24.

Madison created an app, called the Dysulator, to help students with dyslexia, like herself. She created the app through Android Studio using kotlin code.

Madison hopes that “parents and teachers can use this app to understand dyslexics and make a positive change in our future.”

Her app has three main components: an about dyslexia tab, an interactive game simulator and a help and support tab. The game simulator attempts to recreate how a dyslexic person would see and feel throughout a game.

Madison is one of four students from Ohio who were selected as winners of the Congressional App Challenge.

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