University of Maryland 11th Annual High School Programming Contest

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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 2001 Contest was held Saturday, March 10, 2001, at the University College Campus of the University of Maryland. Thirty teams from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia competed.


Finish Prize School
lst $4000 Microsoft Prize Thomas Jefferson High School
2nd $2500 River Hill High School
2nd $2500 Montgomery Blair High School
4th $1250 Richard Montgomery High School
5th $1000 Eleanor Roosevelt High School
6th $500 Yorktown High School
12th $500 Gannon Prize Damascus High School

We awarded a Gannon Prize to the school which improved the most this year (excluding the top three). The prize is 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

Contest Questions and Answers


Previous Contests

Contest Organizers

  • Jordan Landes (librarian & contest coordinator)
  • Pat Ipavich (director of administration)
  • Contest Judges

  • Bobby Bhattacharjee
  • Sudarshan Chawathe
  • Evan Golub
  • David Mount
  • Chau-Wen Tseng (contest director)
  • Amitabh Varshney
  • Sponsors

    The following corporations and organizations donated money or services to support the 2001 UMD High School Programming Contest.

  • Microsoft
  • 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