The UMD High School Programming Contest brings talented students from high schools throughout the DC metropolitan area to the campus to participate in a three hour competition. Students competing in teams of four demonstrate their programming skills and problem solving abilities by attempting to solve eight programming problems in C++.
The 2000 Contest was held Saturday, March 11, 2000, at the University College Campus of the University of Maryland. Twenty-eight teams from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia competed.
|lst||$4000 Microsoft Prize||Centennial High School|
|2nd||$2500 EDS Prize||Thomas Jefferson High School|
|3rd||$1500 Microsoft Prize||Woodrow Wilson High School|
|4th||$1250||Montgomery Blair High School|
|5th||$1000||Yorktown High School|
|6th||$1000||Springbrook High School|
|7th||$500||Eleanor Roosevelt High School|
|8th||$500||Towson High School|
|9th||$500||Thomas Wootton High School|
|10th||$500||Walt Whitman High School|
|11th||$500||Falls Church High School|
|12th||$500||West Potomac High School|
|13th||$500 Gannon Prize||Sherwood High School|
|14th||$500 Gannon Prize||Oakton High School|
We awarded two Gannon Prizes to schools which improved the most this year. The prizes are awarded in memory of John Gannon, former chair of the CS department. John was an enthusiastic and firm supporter of the programming contest.
The following corporations and organizations donated money or services to support the 2000 UMD High School Programming Contest.