1997 UMCP High School Programming Contest


The UMCP 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 which will test their programming skills and problem solving abilities. This is a day long event.

Students compete in teams of four. Programs are written in Pascal, and submitted electronically to the judges who test the programs and decide if a submission satisfies the correctness criteria. If you are interested in additional details about the format of the competition, you can view the complete rules.

The 1997 Contest was held on March 15 at the University College Campus of the University of Maryland. Twenty-five teams from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia competed.


Place School Prize
1 Montgomery Blair High School $2500
2 Springbrook High School $1500
3 Thomas Jefferson High School $1000
4 Calvert High School $500
5 Parkville High School $500
6 Magruder High School $250
7 Walter Johnson High School $250
8 Glenelg High School $250
9 Walkersville High School $250
10 Falls Church High School $250
11 Bethesda Chevy Chase High School $250
12 Patapsco High School $250

In addition, the Dorfman Prize ($1000), given by StepL. Inc. (for best solution to a numerical analysis problem), was won by Bethesda Chevy Chase.


Contest Questions and Answers

Contest Pictures

Previous Contests

Contest Organizers

  • Patrice Grossmann (outreach coordinator)
  • Mary Saffell (director of administration)
  • Contest Judges

  • Jeff Hollingsworth
  • John Gannon
  • Pete Keleher
  • Dave Mount
  • Bill Pugh
  • Chau-Wen Tseng (contest director)
  • Sponsors

    The following corporations and organizations donated money or services to support the 1997 University of Maryland High School Programming Contest.

  • Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Maryland
  • Academic Info. Tech. Services
  • Computer Data Systems, Inc
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
  • GE Info. Services
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Step L, Inc.
  • University of Maryland, University College
  • Vitro
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    Last updated: Tue Mar 24 1998 by Chau-Wen Tseng