Six Conway High School Students have earned the title of "Coding Champions," after winning the recent All-Region Coding Competition.
Austin Codemo, Ian Isom, and Eric Pinter won First Place, while Ian McCauley, Elias Noyes, and Banyon Reid won Second Place.
These students are members of Kimberly Raup's AP Computer Science Principles Course. They have also taken Programming I and II and AP Computer Science A over the last two years.
"I'm so very proud of these students and I'm also very thankful for Governor Hutchinson putting such emphasis on Computer Science," says Raup. "These are wonderful students and it is great to see them recognized for the hard work they have put in over the years."
The Coding competition was sponsored by Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education.
The teams will now advance to the Governor’s All-State Coding Competition next Spring, where they will be eligible for prizes.
Each member of the first-place team will receive a $2,000 award that will be deposited into a 529 College Savings Plan. Each member of the second-place team will receive a $1,000 award deposited into a 529 College Savings Plan. In addition, the school that produces the competition’s winning team also will receive a technology award of up to $20,000.
“Congratulations to the teams advancing to the First Annual Governor’s All-State Coding Competition! says Governor Asa Hutchinson. "Dozens of students from across Arkansas have demonstrated exceptional computer science and coding skills in the All-Region Coding Competition, and I look forward to seeing even more of the students’ coding creativity and ingenuity as they compete in the upcoming All-State Coding Competition.”
Three Conway Junior High teachers have been named the "Best of 2016" at a recent conference.
Megan West, Martha Hibbard, and Megan King received the “Best of 2016” award at the Annual State World Language Teachers Conference in October.
"We were so very thrilled to receive this honor," says Hibbard. "We will now get to represent the state of Arkansas at our regional conference in Orlando, Florida in March. We are excited to represent the Conway School District as well as the AFLTA (Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association) at this conference."
The three teachers presented on some free online programs for students like Kahoot, Quizlet, and Quizziz in a session entitled "The Beginners Guide to having fun in the World Language Classroom."
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