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The Whitewater High School Computer Programming Team competes annually at competitions sponsored by MSOE and Marquette University. In addition, students compete in online contests such as Bebra's Computational Thinking Challenge.


 
 
Bebras Challenge Top Scorers
Bebras Challenge 2017

On Monday, November 6, 35 current computer programming students at Whitewater High School competed in the national online Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. Students were given 45 minutes to solve 15 problems using pattern recognition, algorithm design, data analysis, and abstraction. These skills represent a set of problem-solving skills that software engineers use to write programs and apps. Freshmen and sophomores competed in the junior division while juniors and seniors competed in the senior division with a total of 180 points available in each. In the junior division, the average WHS score was 75.6, above the state average of 65.8 and the national average of 72.0. In the senior division, the average WHS score was 84.4, above the state average of 69.7 and the national average of 72.6. In the junior division, Jaxson Amos and Mariana Cano received honorable mentions, Hailey Murphy placed fourth, Jaelyn Hunt was third, Broderick Frye placed second, and Cody Rupke earned the top school score of 124 points. In the senior division, Zach Brantmeier and Jacob Korf earned honorable mentions while Declin Anderson, Zach Gross, and Nicole Sedmak tied for second, and Lydia Wiley-Deal earned the top school score of 140 points.

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MSOE Programming Contest
MSOE 2017 - Fifth Place

Sixty teams (240 students) from 18 southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois high schools including Janesville Parker, New Berlin West, Milton, Menomonee Falls, Marquette University High School, Homestead, Fort Atkinson, Eisenhower, Crystal Lake Central, Janesville Craig, Cedarburg, Cary-Grove, Brookfield Central, Whitewater, Rufus King, Prairie Ridge, Whitefish Bay, and Prairie Ridge competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) on Friday, November 17, in their annual computer programming competition. Students worked in groups of four to solve nine problems of varying difficulty using Java in two and one half hours. The Whitewater team of Zach Brantmeier, Cassi Hoxie, Nick Kuzoff, and Lydia Wiley-Deal ended the day in 5th place, while the team of Declin Anderson, Zach Gross, Jacob Korf, and Tyler Marinkovic finished tied for 11th. For full scores, visit https://faculty-web.msoe.edu/durant/opcomp/scores2017.pdf.

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Marquette 2017 - Third Place

The Whippets had a very successful day at the Marquette University Programming Contest on Wednesday, April 19. Approximately 250 students from around southeast Wisconsin competed in either Scratch or Java. Michael Hilliger's work was selected as "most creative" in the Scratch ..More Information

 
 
MSOE 2016 - Third Place

On Friday, November 18, 2016, twelve Whitewater High School computer science students competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in their annual java programming contest. Our three teams of four joined 51 teams from 16 schools from southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois including ..More Information

 
 
Marquette 2016

Twenty-four computer programmers competed at Marquette University on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Advanced students competed in teams of four using Java, and younger students competed in teams of two using Scratch. The competition hosted approximately 50 java teams and 36 Scratch teams from schools through southern Wisconsin.

 
 
MSOE 2015 - Third Place

Thirteen schools brought a total of 49 teams of four students each to the annual Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference Computer Programming Competition on Friday, November 20, 2015. Teams were given approximately three hours to solve nine problems of varying difficulty using Java. ..More Information

 
 
Bebra's Challenge 2015

On Monday, November 16, 2015, students in computer science courses competed in the international Bebra’s Computational Thinking Challenge. Each student had 45 minutes to answer 15 questions of three levels of difficulty that focused on computational and logical thinking. Points were awarded ..More Information

 
 
Marquette 2015 - Second Place

The Whitewater High School Computer Programming Team of Wentao Guo, Chamath Gunawardena, Leif Sahyun, and Mitch Dalzin competed at Marquette University on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The team placed second out of 28 teams in the Java division. The programming competition had corporate sponsorship, and each member of the team claimed their prize of a Razer Blackwidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. 

 
 
MSOE 2014 - Second Place

Sixteen current and former AP Computer Science students competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference on Friday, November 21, 2014. The competition was their largest ever with 37 teams competing from 11 high schools in southeast Wisconsin and Illinois. Students worked for ..More Information

 
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