BMS Finalist in Coding Competition!

BMS Finalist in Coding Competition!
Posted on 12/19/2018
Finalists in coding competition

CoderZ Coding Competition

The Barrington Middle School joined the New Hampshire Cyber Robotics Coding Competition that is being sponsored by the NHDoE and ISCEF (Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation).

Bootcamp ran from October 14th until November 4th. During this time students were encouraged to sign in and practice running their robot while completing the up to 80 missions that introduced them to the drive features, turns, gyroscope, front and side sensors, and switches.

Forty-two students participated in the Bootcamp lessons over those 3 weeks, either independently at home or in the lab during recess or enrichment with Mrs. DeBello. They completed 999 missions and earned a team score of 94,352 points earning us an overall ranking of 21st out of the 40 New Hampshire schools participating.

Students participated in Qualifiers, which started on November 5th and ended November 15th.  Fourteen students actively participated and they have completed over 150 missions earned a team score of 25,440 points earning us an overall ranking of 7th out of the 40 New Hampshire schools participating.

Thanks to our students hard work and dedication BMS was invited to bring two teams to participate in the finals on Saturday, December 15th.  Mrs. DeBello accompanied the top 2 boys and girls to represent the school. Those students are seventh grader Nathan Carter and sixth graders James Brower, Emelia Chabot, and Maggie Escabi.  

This coding competition was a great opportunity for the students to participate in. Mrs. DeBello offered it as an additional option for her 6th grade success block class as well as to the rest of the school during lunch and recess. The majority of the students who chose to participate were 6th graders, which makes sense since those students were currently working on coding through various applications and websites such as, Tynker coding, Coding Combat, Edison robots, etc.  Though a handful of the students participating were 7th and 8th graders their exposure so far this year has been limited, however they will get the opportunity to continue coding when they participate in Mrs. DeBello’s Enrichment during success block in trimesters 2 or 3. The students and I had a great time at the 2nd New Hampshire CRCC Finals. The 4 students did an excellent job representing the school and worked really well together in their two teams. 
James Brower was recognized as one of 29 students in NH to complete all 100 missions.
James and Emelia came in 14th overall and Nathan and Maggie came in 29th overall out of 44 schools. 
One of the UNH Computer Science speakers was even a former BMS graduate, Ryan Bergman.
We are excited for next year and can't wait!! Coding Competition FinalistsCyber Coding Competition Cyber Coding Competition

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