Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2006 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Rankings

The National BDPA HSCC championships were held in Los Angeles CA in 2006. The west coast venue proved to be too costly for some teams to attend. As a result, the level of participation dipped down to 19 teams. Nevertheless, the battle for supremacy amongst the high school students was intense.

The HSCC team trained by BDPA Southern Minnesota tried valiantly to defend the national championship won the year before. However, this was the year for the HSCC team trained by BDPA Chicago chapter to finally break through for the gold medal. It was a remarkable effort by four truly remarkable young people (Joseph Huggins, Lee Reed, Andreaus Robinson and Maurice Shelton), their coach (Gibran Adejele) and chapter president (Yvette Graham).

Here are the rankings for all 19 teams that competed in 2006 national HSCC championships with the scholarship winnings for each student in parenthesis:
  1. Chicago ($2500 Bemley Scholarship)
  2. Southern Minnesota ($1500 Bemley Scholarship)
  3. Washington DC ($500 Bemley Scholarship)
  4. Chattanooga
  5. Central Illinois
  6. Richmond
  7. Austin
  8. Hartford
  9. Cincinnati
  10. Los Angeles
  11. Charlotte
  12. Philadelphia
  13. Detroit
  14. Twin Cities
  15. Dayton
  16. Dallas
  17. St. Louis
  18. Atlanta
  19. Rhode Island
This was the only year since 2002 where we didn't have HSCC teams trained by Cleveland or New Jersey chapters in the competition.

Our foundation seeks to increase the number of students that receive Bemley Scholarships in 2009 and beyond. To do so, we need your help. Please consider making an online donation to help us interest young people in science and technology.

Anyhow, were any of you at the 2006 National BDPA Technology Conference held in Los Angeles, CA? Do you remember the HSCC championships? Do you remember any of the workshops or speakers from that year's conference?

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