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Pair Recognized for Top Honors in Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge
Bebras Computational Thinking WinnersOn 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.
   
Author: Laura Masbruch   E-Mail: lmasbruch@wwusd.org