Student Program Overview

Our office offers several opportunities for students to participate and compete in throughout the year.  Please see our Student Opportunities Flyer for more information regarding eligibility and program deadlines.

Congressional App Challenge

Each year, I have the opportunity to host the Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students across Texas-24. This competition encourages participants to learn to code and looks to inspire them to pursue STEM-related careers. 

Eligibility: Middle and high school students
Deadline: November 1, 2024

For more information on the Congressional App Challenge:

Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives hosts a nationwide high school Congressional Art Competition. This is a creative opportunity for students to compete and showcase their artistic talents through an original two-dimensional piece of artwork. The winning piece will be displayed for a year in the U.S. Capitol.

Eligibility: High school students
Deadline: April 15, 2024

For more information on the Congressional Art Competition:

Elementary Art Showcase

An opportunity for elementary students to show off their burgeoning artistic abilities. Students will learn about the three branches of government and discuss how they interpret the government through their artwork.

Eligibility: Elementary school students
Deadline: Fall 2024

For more information on the Elementary Art Showcase:


Each year, I have the privilege of providing internships for students and recent graduates in our District office as well as our Washington D.C. office. Internships are a great way to learn more about the legislative process, acquire beneficial office skills, and contribute important work to a Congressional office. 

Contact for D.C. Internships:

Contact for TX-24 Internships:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. At this time, our Washington D.C. and District offices are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2024 session.

For more information on internships:

Texas-24 Elementary D.C. Fly-In

Special trip to Washington, D.C. for our elementary school students and their parents. This trip is to encourage civic engagement and instill a love for democracy in our youngest citizens. On this trip, we will not only showcase the rich history of our iconic landmarks but also introduce our future leaders to the inner workings of the "People's House." Families will be responsible for travel and lodging and our team will provide tour logistics.

Eligibility: Elementary school students and families
Deadline: March 15, 2024*
*NOTE: Some tours require an extended amount of time and encourage students to register as early as possible. Tours are subject to availability of the location.

U.S. Service Academy Nominations

As a Member of Congress, I have the honor of nominating eligible candidates to the service academy of their choice. This program gives exceptional student leaders the opportunity to serve their country while earning a world-class education.

Eligibility: High school students
Deadline: October 4, 2024

For more information on U.S. Service Academy Nominations: 

Youth Advisory Council

Each year, I host a leadership opportunity for students to participate in a unique experience learning about the federal government and public policy through meetings and civic participation. 

Eligibility: High school students
Deadline: Fall 2024

For more information on the Youth Advisory Council: