A team of North Point High School students earned third place in the Southern Maryland Computer Bowl held March 2 at the school. A total of 20 teams and 80 students from Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties participated.
The event features two rounds of activities. First, students complete a written test about computer knowledge. The test includes questions about computer history, software and hardware. The second round is a team exercise in which students create computer programs using programming languages such as Java or Python to solve problems. To complete the rounds, teams were provided with two laptop computers and software for writing computer code.
Students on the North Point team include seniors Caleb Griffith, Erik Henson, Matteo Marchi and Christian Parrales. Melody Stahl, a computer teacher at North Point, coaches the team. As third-place winners, the team received a plaque, trophy and a gift card from SMECO.
Teams from La Plata, Henry E. Lackey and Westlake high schools also participated.
The Computer Bowl was sponsored by SMECO, the College of Southern Maryland, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the tri-county school systems. The event serves to provide students with experiences to prepare them for careers in areas such as software development and cybersecurity.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.