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Three Westwood Students Score Perfect on National Coding Test

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Three Westwood Students Score Perfect on National Coding Test

Left to Right: Francois Marais, Soham Arvicar, and Saptarshi Bhattacherya - FMPSD

Three Westwood students are showing off their coding skills with perfect scores in a national competition.

Soham Arvicar, Saptarshi Bhattacherya, and Francois Marais, aged 12, 14, and 15 respectively, all scored 100 per cent on a test done by the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing.

The 45-minute test was comprised of 15 multiple choice computer science questions focused on problem-solving.

Marais noted the test was only ‘moderately’ difficult.

“We were so well-prepared. This speaks to the calibre of courses at Westwood, and FMPSD, and how Mr. Said El Mejdani, our teacher always supports us by not diluting the material.”

El Mejdani believes the credit belongs with the students.

“Computational thinking complements critical thinking as a way of solving problems. These students started training for the competition in September.”

Westwood and FMPSD are hoping this shines a light on the courses they offer at the school.

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