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March 23, 2018 - CodeWars, High School Computer Science Competition


Plano ISD computer science students from Plano East, Plano and Plano West Senior High Schools competed at CodeWars sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. The March 3 competition took place at the HP facilities in Houston and included high school students from all over the state and a few participants from outside Texas as well. Thirty-three Plano students competed in teams of three. Plano East Senior High had three teams in competition coached by Ann Horton, Plano Senior High had four teams coached by Jonathan Yee and Plano West Senior High had four teams competing coached by Robin Bailey.  

“We are proud of all students who were able to compete.  Each team showed grit and persistence throughout the competition and represented their home campuses well,” said Plano ISD Computer Science Curriculum Specialist Dan Blier.

Plano, Plano East and Plano West CodeWars Teams at competition

Plano ISD student competitors from Plano East, Plano Senior and Plano West Senior High Schools at the event.

Students are divided into two groups, Novice and Advanced, and compete in teams of three individuals. Novice teams are relatively new to programming while advanced teams have had experience with competing in programming contests.  Students can choose to solve the 15-20 problems using Java, Python, C, C++, or C#.

Congratulations to all the competitors and the two winning teams from Plano West. 

  • Fourth place advanced - Aditya Arjun, An Nguyen and Elizabeth Zou

  • Third place novice - Richard Guo, Autumn Tan and Jett Wang


Advanced Team winners from Plano West

Fourth place advanced team from Plano West Senior High: Aditya Arjun, Coach Robin Bailey Plano West math teacher, Elizabeth Zou and An Nguyen


Novice Team from PWSH

Third place novice team from Plano West Senior High: Jett Wang, Autumn Tan, Richard Guo and Coach Robin Bailey, Plano West math teacher.