Bright Programmers Face Off in Annual High School Programming Challenge

| April 30, 2013

The annual High School Programming Challenge again brought outstanding student programmers to Webster University on Saturday, April 20.

Forty-five students from nine St. Louis area high schools showcased their programming skills during the three-hour contest. Fourteen teams competed in the object-oriented division, programming in either C++ or Java, and five teams competed in the web programming division coding in HTML and JavaScript.

High School Programming Challenge 2013

Teams from high schools across St. Louis competed in a three-hour programming challenge.

Hosted by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology in the East Academic Building, this year’s contest was sponsored by Saavis, SIM St. Louis, Maritz, Hunter Engineering, Enterprise Holdings Foundation and World Wide Technologies.

It was the 10th anniversary for the contest. Since its inception in 2004, the contest has grown in participation. In 2004, nine teams competed compared to 19 total teams this year.

This year’s winning teams are as follows:

Object- Oriented

Fort Zumwalt South    1st place
Ladue Horton Watkins 2nd place
Fort Zumwalt West     3rd place

Web Programming

Governor French Academy     1st place
South Technical High School   2nd place
South Technical High School   3rd place

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