The Twenty-Sixth Annual High School Programming Contest, co-sponsored by Willamette University and the TechStart Education Foundation, was held this past Saturday, March 3rd, at Willamette’s Putnam University Center in Salem, Oregon.
Twenty-one teams participated in the contest, comprised of students from cities around Oregon. Students worked for five hours to write programs to solve as many problems as they could from a set of fourteen original problems. This year's contest problems involved such topics as Martian rover telemetry, social media connectivity and type- checking in object-oriented languages. The problems are purposely written to cover a range of subjects and difficulties, and to provide inspiration for post-contest study when the teams return to their regular school efforts. Teams are awarded points for each problem solved, as well as bonus points for difficult problems (those solved by only one or two teams).
2012 Contest Results
- First Place: McMinnville High School, with team members Zachary Munyon, Dallas Sullivan, Matthew Valentine and Matt Wennt, under teacher Andrew Scholer
- Second Place: Sherwood High School, with team members Jacob Brooks and Tamer Cecchetti, coached by Terrell Smith
- Third Place: Westview High School of Beaverton, with team members Stanley Cen and Eddie Wang, coached by Shanmei Cen
- Novice Winner: Philomath High School, with team membersStefan Faridani, Ben McMorran and Jackson Rain, coached by Tom Thompson