McDowell High Wins The WCU Computer Science Programming Contest
McDowell High captured the team title Tuesday (April 24) at the twelfth annual Western Carolina University Computer Science Programming Contest.
Approximately 70 students from eight of the region's high schools demonstrated their programming skills at WCU at the contest sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. The students were selected by their schools to compete in the contest because of their excellence in computer programming. The students compete in teams of one to three students The contest programming language is C++ which is the language used in the high school Advanced Placement Examination in Computer Science.
The McDowell High School team sponsored by Richard Lindsey and consisting of Jeremy Goniea, Justin Jaynes, and Steven Yarbrough captured the title. The Asheville High School team consisting of William Jones and Jeremy Scott was second. The Asheville High School team consisting of Justin Hyatt, Tim McNeil, and Joe Peck was third. The Asheville High School teams were sponsored by Richard Gabriel.