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WHRO's 2019 Great Computer Challenge Senior Division Winners Announced

NORFOLK, VA (March 21, 2019) Local students showed off their talents in using technology recently at the 2019 Senior Division of the Great Computer Challenge (GCC).

This year was the 34th annual competition, 92 teams and 21 schools gathered at Old Dominion University as they competed for the top prizes.

The competition once again included a category for Cyber Security, which was first added to the competition last year. This is a career field that has seen an increase in demand in Virginia.

St. Matthew’s Catholic School and Advanced Technology Center dominated in many divisions of the competition. St. Matthew’s Catholic School took home nine awards and Advanced Technology Center took home a total of fourteen! Click here to see the full list of winners: https://whro.org/images/documents/GCCSr2019Winners.pdf

About GCC

The GCC is a joint project of WHRO, the Consortium for Interactive Instruction and Old Dominion University that provides an opportunity to recognize student achievement, foster teamwork and introduce students to a college environment. Teams of up to five students compete in categories such as Desktop Publishing, Object-Oriented Business Programming, Graphic and Web Design, Music Composition, Video Editing and more.

The annual technology competition for Hampton Roads students has grown so much throughout the years that it is split into two events - the senior challenge (grades 6-12), and the junior challenge (grades K-5) For more information, visit: http://education.whro.org/regional-services/for-schools/great-computer-challenge

About WHRO Education: Since its founding in 1961, WHRO Education has offered educational services throughout Virginia to educators, students, adult learners and families. WHRO Education is proud to offer online educational and new media services to 286,000 students and 25,000 educators per month. To learn more, visit www.whroeducation.org. Also, follow WHRO Education on Facebook and Twitter.


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