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Computer Science Academy Students Win Programming Contest

1st Place Team Two teams of students from Freehold High School's Computer Science Academy placed first and third out of 19 teams at the Monmouth University High School Programming Contest on Friday, March 4th, 2016.

The first place team consisted of juniors Ryan Goldstein , Ryan Cirincione and Alex Berman. They solved 8 out of 8 programs in record time. Each member received a $50 gift certificate.

The third place team consisted of sophomores Jackie Ho, Melissa Hoff and Kaitlyn Laohoo. They also solved 8 out of 8 programs. Each participant received a $25 gift certificate.

This is the second time in two years that students from FHS's Computer Science Academy won first place in this programming 3rd Place Team contest.

The Freehold Regional High School District’s Computer Science Academy is a rigorous four-year program of study for students who wish to explore the field of computer science. Students take at least one computer science course each year as well as specialized mathematics courses during the first two years of the program.

The purpose of the Academy is to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a disciplined approach to the study and application of computer programming. Students develop programming and other technical skills thereby developing the expertise required to create high quality, computer-based solutions to real problems.

The goals of the Academy include providing students with a solid and rigorous background in computer science principles and requisite mathematical skills to build proficiency in problem solving techniques of computer science as well as to provide graduates with the background and the skills necessary to continue their education in college or to enter the workforce or military service.