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FHS Computer Science Academy Students Earn Top Spots at University-Sponsored Computer Programming Contests

Winning team of students at Widener University contest Over the last few months, students in the Computer Science Academy at Freehold High School have had a successful time at university-sponsored computer programming contests.

Seniors Ryan Cirincione, Ryan Goldstein, and Daniel Grossmann took third place in the 12th Annual Widener University High School Programming Contest. The team received a perfect score by completing eight out of eight programs. The trio took the third place spot since the two other teams also had a perfect score but in a faster time. Freehold’s group competed against 40 other teams from different states in the region.

Five two-person teams from Freehold High School competed against other teams in the region at Rowan University’s 31st Annual High School Programming Contest. This contest gives the most talented computer programmers in the area a chance to compete for prizes, fame, and fun. Participants worked together on their individual solution for 2.5 hours and were responsible for the design and implementation of their solution before submitting their program and its output to be scored by the judges.

The 2-person team of seniors Ryan Cirincione and Joshua Rosenberg won first place in the contest for The winning teams at the Rowan University contest the second time in three years. They also placed second last year.

A second Computer Science Academy team consisting of seniors Jason Carrete and Ryan Goldstein took fourth place in the contest.

The Computer Science Academy at Freehold High School is a four-year program of study for students who wish to explore computer science or computer engineering as a career path. The purpose of the Academy is to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a disciplined approach to the study and application of computer science. Students will develop programming and other technical skills where application of scientific methods will yield the creation of high quality, computer-based solutions to real problems.