Emmaus High School held its 2nd annual invitational computer competition on Friday, February 23, 2018. Fourteen teams from Eastern PA participated: West Chester East, Easton, Conrad Weiser, Elizabethtown, Moravian Academy, Liberty, and Saucon Valley. This was a student-run competition; EHS students wrote and tested each of the programming problems, served as judges during the competition, and provided hospitality in greeting them and feeding them. Bradley Klemick, 12, and Tien Pham, 12, served as the co-leaders and Millan Patel, 12, Frankie Hughes, 11, and Arti Schmidt, 10 wrote some of the programs along with the two leaders. During the February 9th Act 80 day, 30 computer science students held a mock competition in teams of 3 or 4 motivated by pizza, chocolate, and the fun of coding! After 3 hours, the winners were Mika Spangler, 12, Nathan Bowler, 11, and Ethan Knode, 11. The winners of the invitational competition were 3rd place – West Chester East, 2nd place – Conrad Weiser, and 1st place – Easton. Students on the top three teams received plaques with the binary equivalents of 11, 10, and 01 respectively.
Emmaus students have also competed in 7 regional competitions over the past month. Eight teams that competed at Bloomsburg University on April 10th and took 1st, 5th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 18th, and 34th place from among 60 teams. The first place team was Bradley Klemick, 12, Millan Patel, 12, Tien Pham, 12, and Arti Schmidt, 10. Two of the 3 teams that went to Widener University placed 4th and 5th. On April 17th, 3 teams competed in 3 different divisions at SIG Corporation that was sponsored by Lower Merion HS. The Intermediate team of Nick Brusko, 12, Mirai Inaoka, 11, and Cameron Fanning, 9, took 2nd place. Two teams competed at Harrisburg Area Community College on April 20th and the team of Bradley Klemick, 12, Millan Patel, 12, and Tien Pham, 12, took 2nd place for the second year in a row. The annual Code Quest event was held at the Lockheed Martin campus in King of Prussia on April 21st. The Novice team of Austin Boyd, 12, Patrick Kuzdzal, 11, and Brendan Atticks, 11, took 2nd place in the Novice Division. The winning teams brought home trophies and plaques that will be displayed in room 366 along with some new toys to be used by Mrs. Stoudt and Mrs. Brashear with the rest of their computer science students.
The four contests of the American Computer Science League have taken place this year as well. Braley Klemick is one of a handful of EHS students over the past 35 years to have received a perfect score of 40 out of 40. The Senior Division is placed 8th in the world and qualified to compete in the annual invitational All-Star contest that will be held in Barrington, RI over Memorial Day weekend. The students that will be representing Emmaus this year are Bradley Klemick, 12, Tien Pham, 12, Ethan Knode, 11, Frankie Hughes, 11, and Arti Schmidt, 10. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Blackstone, Mrs. Stoudt, and Mrs. Brashear for leading these students to success. Congratulations, to all of the American Computer Science League students!