March 20, 2017
Coding is the language programmers use to design apps, websites and software. Over the weekend, our Mariner team of seniors Kate Kennelly, Joe Signorelli, and Matt Signorelli placed 1st out of 44 teams in Stockton's Computer Programming Competition.
There were approximately 125 student participating. The Mariners finished all 7 problems with 40 minutes left in the competition! Only 1 other team finished all 7 but we placed 1st since we finished 30 minutes before the other team. Stockton stated they did not expect any teams to finish all 7! "Tough but fun" Joe said, while Kate Kennelly added "My heart was racing!" The team credited their win with the strategy to split up and work individually on problems, asking for help from teammates as needed. Their computer programming teacher, Ms. Corrado was particularly excited, "This was a big win, no one expected that they would crack the code so quickly."
From left, Lynne Kesselman, president of the Computer Science Teachers Association South Jersey (CSTA-SNJ), stands with high school coding competition team winners from Toms River High School North, teacher Camie Corrado, students Matthew Signorelli, Kate Kennelly and Joseph Signorelli, Stockton mascot Talon and Egg Harbor Township teacher Adam Swift, vice president of the CSTA-SNJ at the competition at Stockton University Friday.
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