James Clemens takes first places in the Team Programming Challenge – the Madison Record

MADISON – Teams from James Clemens High School have won first places in the Team Programming Challenge, a virtual fall event coordinated by the Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education Inc. or ACTE.

At level 4 for grades 9 and 10, James Clemens’ team named “The Bandwidth Besties” took first place. The team members were Madhu Balaji, Nivriti Eadala, Connie Guo and Grace Hur.

In addition, Andrew Gohlich, Hannah Park, Sophia Simpson and Brian Venson in the “Expecting Crashes” team took third place.

Among the level 5 teams for grades 11 and 12, James Clemens’ “JCHS Group 6” team not only won first place, but also had a perfect score in the competition. The team members were Daniel Je, Pranav Somu, Joshua Wang and Jeremiah Yang.

Close to their classmates, the “Oriental Market” team with members Koury Harmon, Steve Jung, Alex King and Jaden Yu reached second place in the competition.

Kayla Brown sponsors the teams.

ACTE officials addressed a special thank you “for a great job to Jerry Zheng, our resident competition director of ACTE. . . for co-leading the state competition for the second year in a row. Zheng, also from James Clemens, created the first virtual platform for students to train and compete at the state level. He formulated questions, wrote test cases and coordinated the online competition.

The objective of ACTE is to serve as a relay for the success of students in the field of computer programming. The organization helps students hone their programming skills, recruit and develop collaborative skills for team programming.

ACTE’s activities support Governor Kay Ivy’s IT initiative in Alabama. The following passage is on the initiative: “. . . To provide all learners in Alabama with access to excellent STEM educational programs and experiences that provide a solid foundation and provide opportunities for entry into the workforce.

During the competition, teams log into the competition website and click on the competition they wish to participate in. All students join a common WebEx meeting for participation. They stay in the WebEx meeting to ask questions, report errors, clear up confusion, and listen to contest officials announce any rule changes.

When the competition begins, teams can see all issues, descriptions, and other issue information. The teams finally submit their code, which they can complete in authorized languages, including C99, C ++ 11, Java and Python3.

For more information, visit alabamaconsortiumfortechnologyineducation.org.

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