More than 140 high school students participated last week in St. Joseph’s University, New York’s 20th annual programming competition at the Long Island Campus.
Students represented more than 20 high schools in the greater New York City region, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County and New Jersey. The competition was hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and St. Joseph’s students served as volunteers.
The 49 participating teams each were made up of three high school students. The teams were required to solve the same set of problems within a specified time period. Problem solutions were submitted as source code.
A team from Jericho High School won this year’s competition and took home a cash prize. The trio was the only team to solve all seven problems presented.
Teams from Half Hollow Hills High School East and Calhoun High School placed second and third, respectively.
Hosted inside the Business and Technology Center (BT), the 2023 competition was held for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan won the 2019 competition.