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Two teams of Trinity student
programmers proved themselves to be among the region's best during the
Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area's annual computer science programming
contest held February 8 at Wheaton College.
Senior Evan VanderZee (South
Holland, Illinois), juniors Jared Hohm (Aurora, Illinois) and Nathan Luehr
(Alsip, Illinois), and freshman Jason Woods comprised the group that competed
in the advanced division. They placed second among eight teams from other
ACCA colleges and universities, including Wheaton, Benedictine University,
North Central College, and Olivet Nazarene University. Freshmen Grace Eizenga
(Lansing, Illinois) and Jerry Vos (Beecher, Illinois) participated in the
novice division, finishing in third place.
Each team in both divisions
was given eight programming problems to solve. VanderZee, Hohm, Luehr,
and Woods were the only advanced team to complete all eight problems without
any incorrect submissions.
"I was pleased that we had
no submission errors in the contest," said VanderZee, a veteran of four
ACCA programming competitions. "We split up the work well among each other,
and everyone contributed."
"(Jerry and I) did well for
our first time working together," added Eizenga. "It was great for us to
compete against other people who love computer programming."
The ACCA is a consortium
of 16 private liberal arts colleges that was formed in 1966. Its primary
objective is to promote collegiate education in biology, chemistry, computer
science, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology/anthropology, and
business/economics by stimulating cooperative arrangements with government
laboratories and other educational institutions.
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