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Savio Wins Indeed Software/LASA Computer Science Tournament

January 08, 2018
By Admin

The first computer science tournament of 2018 was held at Indeed Software in Austin, co-hosted by the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) high school. Over 130 students competed with teams from Houston and San Antonio. The UIL 4A State champion attended as well as all of the top Austin schools. The Savio tournament team was represented by Michael McCuskey, Matthew Meskill, and Jonathan Shoemaker this weekend.  

Each team consisted of three students, who took individual written tests, followed by a programming contest in which all three students tried to solve a set of twelve problems in under two hours.  After the written exam, Savio placed sixth, needing a strong performance in the programming round in order to place further in the tournament.  Savio managed to solve 11 out of the 12 problems, coming closest to Westwood High School who solved nine problems, and no other school managing more than six.  These results named Savio the tournament champions, edging out all other teams in the overall competition.  Congratulations to the Savio team on their hard work and dedication!