The Beaver Computing Challenge
On November 15, GNS students from Grade 5-10 wrote the Beaver Computing Challenge (BCC). The competition is run through the University of Waterloo, and is designed to get students excited about computing. GNS students start learning about coding and computing early, and similar problems are regularly integrated into coursework. For this reason, the students who participated in the competition didn't have to complete any additional practice to what they do in class.
Thanks to their hard work, GNS students did very well: many earned distinction, placing them in the top 25 percent of the competition, or 5888 total competitors across the country. On Wednesday, Middle and Senior School participants were presented with certificates during assembly.
A huge congratulations to everyone who took a risk and participated!
5 Distinctions in Grades 7/8 and 9/10:
- Anders Woodruff placed 5th in BC and 44th out of 6615 at the grade 9/10 level.
- Melody Cheng
- Sofie Finn Storan
- Gabrielle MacPherson
- Andrew Wale
- Jason Ye
3 distinctions in Grade 6:
- Ben Dunatov
- Jack Hayes
- Lara Tiampo
And out of 60 Grade 5s who completed the challenge, 12 earned distinction!
Congratulations Gryphons! Keep up the great work!