Friday, December 26, 2008

2002 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Rankings

The 2002 National BDPA Technology Conference was held in Orlando FL. The theme "Changing the Culture of IT: From Access to Ownership".

One of the highlights of the conference was the national HSCC championships. There were 22 chapters competing that year. The top four teams were only separated by nine (9) points in the scoring of the 3-parts of the competition. The final rankings turned out as follows:
  1. Memphis
  2. Atlanta
  3. Chicago
  4. Detroit
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Dayton
  7. Los Angeles (shown in photo)
  8. Bay Area
  9. Greater Columbia
  10. Southern Minnesota
  11. Dallas
  12. St Louis
  13. Richmond (shown in photo to the right)
  14. Charlotte
  15. Greater Tampa Bay
  16. New York
  17. New Jersey
  18. Seattle
  19. Cleveland
  20. Philadelphia
  21. Kansas City
  22. Central Savannah River Area
Three of these chapters (Central Savannah River Area, Kansas City and Seattle) have not sent a team to the national competition since 2002. BDPA Washington DC missed the competition this year ... however they have competed every year since 2002.

The members of the 2002 national HSCC champions, trained by BDPA Memphis chapter, each earned $1,000 Bemley Scholarships. The winning students were Akeylah Battle, Cornell Gaulmon (University of Tennessee), Brittany Middleton (University of Tennessee), Trevor Williams (University of Tennessee) and Mitchell Word (University of Memphis)

Are there any BDPA members or HSCC alumni who remember the 2002 HSCC held in Orlando? If so, we would love you to share your thoughts using the COMMENTS option below.

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