March 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Calvert Students Sweep Computer Bowl
Teams from Northern High and Huntingtown High swept the 28th annual Southern Maryland High School Computer Bowl on March 4 at North Point High School. Northern High teams finished first and fourth, with Huntingtown coming in second and third against teams from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties.
Nearly 70 students comprised the eighteen teams that demonstrated their programming knowledge through a written test and by creating programs to solve specific problems.
The competition is sponsored by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), the College of Southern Maryland, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the public school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. According to a press release from SMECO, “The competition underscores the importance and value of computer skills for students who plan to become proficient in technical and industrial fields.”
The first place Northern team included Kyle Hurley, Michael Lindsey, Will Longsworth and Justen Serrao. Micah Calderwood, John Heide, Jim Kong and Tommy O’Brien made up the fourth place team. Both Northern teams are coached by teacher Victoria Longsworth.
The Huntingtown teams, coached by Tom Currier, included Brian Holt, Brandon Jackson, John Murray and Zach Sims on the second place team and Brayden Archer, Kirsi Arnesen, Emily Desverreaux and Jimmy Nguyen on the third place team.
Winners received plaques, trophies and gift cards from SMECO. In addition, the College of Southern Maryland presented awards to the first place team.