FHS Student Wins Google Code-in 2012 Contest
The Freehold High School is pleased to announce that 11th grade student, Liezl Puzon is one of two students in the nation to win the Google Code-in 2012 competition.
Google Code-in 2012, a seven week competition tailored to expose teens to open source software development, involves more than 330 students across 36 countries. The students created more than 500 tasks including annotating face recognition for disaster response efforts to creating videos, screencasts, and writing scripts to develop MySQL tables.
Liezl is one of only two students from the United States and 20 students total, to win the Google Code-in grand prize. “She won a free trip to the Google headquarters for the award ceremonies and a privilege to meet Google engineers,” shared Lucila Puzon. “Obtaining such an award is a grand accomplishment that demonstrates not only a high intelligence but a diligence to succeed,” exclaimed FHS Medical Sciences Learning Center Supervisor, Marybeth Ruddy after learning of Liezl’s award.
Liezl will be flown to the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on April 28, 2013. During her four day trip, Liezl will also enjoy a fun-filled day exploring San Francisco and establishing relationships with other students who also have open source software development interests.