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High School "Hack-A-Thon" Featured on News 12

High School "Hack-A-Thon" Featured on News 12

Close to 200 Longwood High School students recently participated in the Second Annual Hack-a-Thon!

The innovative computer science programming event, hosted by the Coding Club and the Mathematics Department, encourages students to work collaboratively while competing in two unique coding challenges, using Scratch and Python, to solve challenging tasks, including programming a T1 Innovator Rover.

Throughout the event, students learned to write computer programs, tested their problem-solving skills, and learned the importance of the iterative development process utilized by researchers and engineers to solve complex problems in the real world.

"The Hack-a-Thon helps to spark our students' interest in computer programming and provides them with new skills and tools needed for future career opportunities," said computer science teacher Steve Beecher.  "Whether advanced or a beginner, it's amazing how many students are participating today, and we're looking forward to watching this annual event continue to grow." 

Special thank you to our sponsors and keynote speaker Longwood High School alumnus Michael Pellecchia (Class of 2006), for speaking with students about his career path as the lead software engineer for Applied Visions!

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