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Plano West Senior High Teams Capture Three Trophies at Fourth Annual Frisco FirstBytes Programming Competition

October 15, 2016

At the 4th Annual Frisco FirstBytes Programming Contest Plano ISD entered 18 teams from the three Senior High campuses. During this two-hour competition teams compete with other teams from the North Texas area. Students may use the Java API and bring one reference book. Students do not access the web to find solutions and win by solving the most problems.

Plano West Senior High School had three winning teams in three categories. Faculty sponsors are Plano West math teachers Robin Bailey and Tracy Ishman.

  • Third place at the advanced level: Ritvik Annam, Ari Cohn and Rachael Thompson
  • First place at the novice level: Aditya Arjun, Anish Yellaturu and Roy Xiong
  • First place at the beginner level: Ashley Smith, Charissa Zou and Elizabeth Zou

The novice division is new this year and features problems that students who are just to learning to program can solve along with a few problems that are more challenging. Novice teams include students who have not yet completed the AP Computer Science course. Beginner teams include students with no more than 2 months of programming experience, including self-taught. The advanced level is open to all students.

FirstByte Advanced Team with trophy

Advanced team members are pictured with facutly sponsor Tracy Ishman (far right). Students are: Ritvik Annam, Ari Cohn, Rachael Thompson. FirstByte Novice team with trophy

Pictured are novice team members: Anish Yellaturu, Aditya Arjun, Robin Bailey (faculty sponsor) and Roy Xiong.

FirstByte Beginner team with trophy

From left to right are beginner team members: Charissa Zou and Elizabeth Zou with faculty sponsor Robin Bailey (not pictured is team member Ashley Smith).



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