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High schoolers program for prizes at annual WVU Tech competition

Team “Sudden Old Man” took home the top prize at the WVU Tech High School Programming Competition.

On Saturday, November 12, 30 students from five regional high schools visited the Montgomery campus for the High School Programming Competition hosted by the WVU Tech department of Computer Sciences and Information Systems.

Participating teams spent the day coding solutions to ten problems in a bid to showcase their programming skills and compete for scholarships.

The “Sudden Old Man” team from George Washington High School – Jacob Harris, Sarah Snider and William Thompson – took first place, earning a $300 cash prize per team member and $3,000 renewable scholarships to WVU Tech.

George Washington’s “Tutoring After School” team took second and South Charleston High School’s “VADARS” team rounded out the leaderboard in third. Second place finishers Mitchell Nelson, Robert Hageboeck and Zayd Tolaymat won $200 cash and $2,000 WVU Tech scholarships. Joseph Clark, Alex Sanchez and Michael Blessent of team “VADARS” took home $100 each and $1,000 scholarships.

WVU Tech would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank the students who came out for the competition.

Visit the department’s Facebook page to see more photos from the competition.