The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, AR, hosted the Seventh Annual All-State Coding Competition on April 29th, 2023. The competition brought together 17 qualifying teams from high schools across Arkansas to compete in a one-day coding challenge. After a tough competition, the top three teams were recognized during an awards ceremony.
We are thrilled to announce that Conway High School in Conway, AR, took first place for the second time in the competition. Ellie Feng, Thomas Coolidge, and Hudson Ledbetter represented the school and won individual 529 college savings plan prizes worth $2,000 each. Conway High School also received $10,000 to support its computer science program.
The success of Conway High School's computer science program is a testament to the dedication and hard work of its teachers-Jennifer Abels, Anita Cegers-Coleman, Remington Griffith, Mark Mitchell, and Department Chair Kimberly Raup. Under their guidance, Conway High School's computer science program has flourished, inspiring students to explore the exciting world of coding and technology.
The Seventh Annual All-State Coding Competition's success is a reflection of its popularity among students and educators, and the competition will continue to grow and thrive in the coming years.
We extend our congratulations to the other winning teams and schools:
2nd Place: Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Art in Hot Springs, AR, Sponsor: Nicholas Seward. Team members included: Robert Boerwinkle, Vicky Zhu, and Brent Orlina.
3rd Place: Rogers High School in Rogers, AR, Sponsor: Jeffery Anderson. Team members included Adrian Salazar, Nicholas Robinson, and Matthew Wilkinson
Congratulations to the Conway High School team and sponsor Kimberly Raup. We applaud their exceptional talent in coding and their commitment to computer science education. We hope that their success will inspire others to follow in their footsteps and explore the exciting field of computer science.
The All-State Coding Competition is made possible by a grant from ARCodeKids, and Microsoft was the corporate sponsor for the second year. The competition aims to promote computer science education in Arkansas and inspire high school students to develop their coding skills and pursue careers in technology.