University of Maryland 10th Annual High School Programming Contest


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.


Finish Prize School
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.


Contest Environment

Questions and Answers


Previous Contests

Contest Organizers

  • Patrice Grossmann (outreach coordinator)
  • Pat Ipavich (director of administration)
  • Contest Judges

  • Bobby Bhattacharjee
  • Sudarshan Chawathe
  • Dave Mount
  • Chau-Wen Tseng (contest director)
  • Jonathan Zuck (Microsoft representative)
  • Sponsors

    The following corporations and organizations donated money or services to support the 2000 UMD High School Programming Contest.

  • Microsoft
  • Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
  • Dept. of Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
  • Office of Information Technology @ University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland, University College
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