Department of Math & Computer Science Host 13th High School Programming Challenge

Apr. 8, 2016

Department of Math & Computer Science Host 13th High School Programming Challenge
Webster's Programming Challenge winning team, Pattonville High School

Webster University’s 13th annual High School Programming Challenge, presented by the Department of Math & Computer Science, was held on Saturday, April 2, in the East Academic Building. Sponsors of the event included RGA, Century Link, Maritz and Hunter Engineering.

Professor Brenda Boyce coordinated this year's event with the help of  associate professor Xiaoyuan Suo, who coordinated the judging of all student submissions. This year's winning team was from Pattonville High School. Taking second place was Ladue High School, and in third place, Fort Zumwalt West High School.

"This year we had the largest number of participants ever," said Boyce. "It is the only free programming contest in the area and we would not have been able to make it happen without the help of Webster student volunteers and our corporate sponsors. This year, 38 student volunteers performing a variety task such as runners, greeters and judges helped to make this our most successful programming challenge to date."

Photos of the event may be viewed here.
 
The event is open to schools in both Missouri and Illinois. The 2016 competition was comprised of 93 students, forming 31 teams from 15 local high schools. Schools with teams placing in the top five positions  received a trophy. Teams placing within the top three received a trophy and cash awards.  Individual team members were presented with a personal medal and other rewards such as a Samsung tablet.

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