On Saturday, March 10th eighteen students and two GSST coaching instructors within the Computational Science Strand at the Governor’s School competed in the 33rd Annual Great Computer Challenge (GCC) at Old Dominion University. This event challenges groups of middle and high school students in a variety of computer competitions. GCC allows students to gain valuable experience in team collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving.
This year the Governor’s School for Science and Technology brought home three awards, each in a different category. Macey Cohn and Alex Payne placed third in Music Composition. Hailey Thomas, Trevor Simmons, Jacob Sandling, and Mikhail Pozdniakov placed third in Scientific/Non-Business Programming. Huyen Nguyen, Michael Sutton, Brian Chou, Bradley Herron, and Noah Wiggins placed first in Desktop Presentations.