Ladue Students Dominate Programming Competition
18 teams + 10 questions + 3 tense hours of programming equals The School of Business & Technology's 6th Annual High School Programming Challenge held this week at Webster University in St. Louis.
18 tech-savvy teens put their computer skills to the test to solve questions designed to emphasize problem-solving over code writing. Walking away with first place bragging rights in both object-oriented and web programming was Ladue Horton Watkins High School under the direction of advisors Frances Erwin and Jim Moser. The school also placed third in Web Programming allowing team members to return home with trophies, medals and cash prizes of $1,000. Also in the winner's circle was St. Louis Priory and Webster Groves which placed second and third in object-oriented programming and South Technical High School which placed second in web programming.
Dean Akande says "This annual competition is an opportunity for us to bring to Webster the very best and brightest high school students in our region who are going to play significant roles in technology in the very near future." Dean Akande also added that "the Computer Science and Math program in the School of Business & Technology is a leader in application-based institutions and we are committed to preparing the next generation of innovators."
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