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Press Release – Norwest Coder Tops the World

Press Release - Norwest Coder Tops the World

NORWEST CODER TOPS THE WORLD

More than 20,000 students from around the world participated in the NCSS Challenge 2018. They competed for five weeks, learning to code by solving interesting and engaging problems. The NCSS Challenge is a collaboration between Grok Learning, The University of Sydney and the Australian Computing Academy.

Norwest Christian College Year 7 student, Haley, topped the Leaderboard with Perfect Scores! “When I found out I was TOP of the Leaderboard I was so amazed and excited, I thought my heart would jump right out of my chest!” she said. Many NWCC students were just off the top of the Leaderboard and received Highly Commended Awards.

It is wonderful to recognise the work and achievements of these NWCC students and their teacher Mr Olivier Kameya, who did a phenomenal job keeping them engaged, excited and inspired for five weeks.

The National Computer and Science School (NCSS Challenge) is a key force in transforming Australian students from tech consumers to tech creators. Computer science skills are critical, whether you want to cure cancer, solve global warming or unlock the secrets of the universe. Norwest students have made a positive start, at a young age, to learn coding and to strengthen their potential to contribute a positive impact on the world around them. Computer science skills are critical, whether you want to cure cancer, solve global warming or unlock the secrets of the universe.

Dr Nicky Ringland, co-founder of Grok Learning and recently named one of the Australian Finance Review’s 100 Women of Influence, said “The future is built with code and it’s wonderful to see so many young students getting involved”.

Craig Laffin
Director of Development


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