Thursday, January 3, 2013

2003 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Rankings

It is the beginning of a new year ... Is it a good time to look back at our successes in the past? Were any of you members of BDPA in 2003 when we held the national BDPA Technology Conference held in Philadelphia, PA? We had 21 HSCC teams competing for a national championship that year.

BDPA Memphis chapter continued their dominance of the computer competition by winning another championship. They were challenged by the team trained by BDPA Southern Minnesota. The gap between the gold medal and the silver medal was less than 1% of the total points awarded.

Here were the rankings from the 2003 HSCC championships!
  1. Memphis - (Auriel Echols, Cornell Gaulman, Brittany Middleton, Trevor Williams and Mitchell Word)
  2. Southern Minnesota
  3. Chicago
  4. Greater Columbia
  5. Detroit
  6. Greater Tampa Bay
  7. Cincinnati
  8. New Jersey
  9. Columbus
  10. Bay Area
  11. Dayton
  12. Richmond
  13. Dallas
  14. Los Angeles
  15. Washington DC
  16. New York
  17. Cleveland
  18. Charlotte
  19. Baltimore
  20. Philadelphia
  21. South Florida
This was the only competition in the past seven years in which BDPA South Florida competed. I'm hopeful that the new leadership in Miami will result in a team competing for the national championship this year.

The BDPA Foundation wants to provide 2-year scholarship funding to the top five teams this year. However, we need to increase our funding of the Bemley Scholarship Fund in order to do so. Would you care to help us make it so? Use the COMMENTS link below to make a pledge ... or go online to do so.

Did you attend the 2003 BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia? If so, what do you remember about it?

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