High School Students Compete in Programming Contest at The University of Scranton

Jun 9, 2017

A team from Emmaus High School won The University of Scranton’s annual Computer Programming Contest hosted by the Computing Sciences Department. Seated in first row, from left: Emmaus High School students Bowen Yao, Jie Luo and Nate Walls (team A), who came in first place in the competition. Standing: Tyler Mulvihill, Wilkes-Barre, a senior at The University of Scranton majoring in computer science; Emmaus High School students Jon Vose, Emma Breitenstein, Phoenix Neas, Dalton Leight, Ethan Knode and Arti Schmidt; and coach Carlen Blackstone.

More than 50 students, representing nine area high schools competed in the annual Computer Programming Contest hosted by The University of Scranton’s Computing Sciences Department this spring. During the competition, 18 teams of two or three students each used their programming language to solve computer-programming problems.

Three students from Emmaus High School, Jie Luo, Nate Walls and Bowen Yao (team A), won the competition. They successfully solved all eight of the problems posed in the competition.

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