November News

Live long and Problem Solve

posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Beaver Computing Challenge (BCC) is a problem solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. This international contest is hosted by the Centre of Education for Mathematics and Computing, (CEMC). The CEMC is housed within the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Questions on the BCC are inspired by topics in computer science but only require comfort with concepts found in mathematics curriculum common to all provinces.

This year, the BCC saw 6068 participants from across Canada and abroad. A perfect score in this contest is 90 points. At SJR, three students are recognized on the BCC National Honour Roll, each with a final score of 86. The National Honour Roll is comprised of the 2.5% of contest writers. These are the only Manitoba students recognized on this honour roll. They are: Lillian Borger, Catherine Dong and Neel Soni. Congratulations on an outstanding result.

Congratulations to all of our Grades 9 and 10 students for participating in this challenging contest.