Four students from Webster Schroeder and two from Webster Thomas high schools competed in the first girls programming contest at Cornell University on Feb. 23.
Schroeder student Allison Lisciandro’s team finished in second place and Thomas student Alessandra Visca’s team finished in third place.
The contest was an educational event open to all high school girls and lasted two hours. It featured a collection of problems ranging from very easy to medium hard, including determining quadrants of points, a word game to teach children about division, analyzing the lines for free food, playing Simon Says, researching tree rings, teaching discipline through Game of Throwns, moving a robot on a grid, and avoiding detention by telling the truth to Professor Umbridge.