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MS and HS Computer Science Students Beat US Average Scores in Computer Science Challenge

The 6-8th grade Computer Science and High School AP Computer Science students competed in the International Bebras Challenge. This competition tests students' computational thinking skills including decomposition (breaking problems down into smaller parts), pattern recognition (observing patterns in data), abstraction, and algorithmic design. These are challenging concepts to practice and master!  
 
The Bebras results for STEM students are in and STEM students did an oustanding job. The following high scores are by grade level below:
 
6th Grade: Out of a possible score of 180. The US average for this age group was 53.
  • Junie Lee scored 148 (highest in the entire state of Colorado)  
  • Tyler Munro scored 128
 
7th Grade: Out of a possible score of 180.  The US average in this age group was 57.
  • Lillian Toney scored 120
  • Xavier Pena scored  116
8th Grade: Out of a possible score of 180. The US average in this age group was 57.  
  • Emily Huskin scored 124
  • Tyler Pautler scored 124
  • Riley Cayton scored 124
AP Computer Science Junior Division: Out of a possible score of 180.  The US average in this age group was 72.  
  • Bryce Hawken scored 140
  • Ashley Stafford scored 140
  • Cameron Olsgard scored 140
  • Cole McGuire scored 140
 
AP Computer Science Senior Division: Out of a possible score of 180.  The US average in this age group was 73.  
  • Ryan Birchfield scored 112
  • Christopher Kretzman scored 112
  • Benjamin Krawciw scored 111
 
Congratulations Computer Science students!