BR Magnet HS Student Joins U.S. Team At Intl. Computing Contest
- July 28, 2008
Neal Wu will be putting his computer programming skills to the test against similar students from across the world during the 20th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
The Baton RougeMagnetHigh School sophomore is a member of the USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) team, which faces competitors from more than 70 countries during the global computer programming contest.The IOI will be held August 16-23 in Cairo, Egypt.Wu is the son of Mei Wu and Guorong Zhang.
Members of the USAteam also are from Indiana and Virginia.They include junior David Benjamin of West Lafayette’s WilliamHenryHarrisonHigh School in Indiana and senior Jacob Steinhardt and junior Brian Hamrick of the ThomasJeffersonHigh School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va.
The USA Computing Olympiad is directed by University of Wisconsin-Parkside emeritus professor Don Piele.
The 2008 USA team was selected from a field 15 high school students during the US Open, part of an eight-day training camp and competition recently held at UW-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis. USACO, which is sponsored by USENIX, IBM and ITA Software, conducted six Web-based programming contests leading up to the Wisconsin camp.
For more information, visit www.usaco.org, the USACO Web site, or call Baton Rouge Magnet High School Principal Nanette Greer at (225)383-0520.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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