Taiwanese students win world championship of software competition

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Photo courtesy of Banqiao Senior High School

Photo courtesy of Banqiao Senior High School

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) Three Taiwanese students have won the world championship at the 2018 International Schools' Software Competition (ISSC) held Sept. 27-29 in Brisbane, Australia, New Taipei Municipal Banqiao Senior High School announced in a statement Saturday.

Tsai Min-yen (蔡旻諺) and Lin Pai-wei (林〈木百〉瑋) of Banqiao Senior High School, and Kaohsiung Senior High School's Cheng Tien-chun (鄭天鈞) won the national championship of a software competition as a group in August and represented Taiwan at the ISSC.

The trio are all in their third year of senior high and had received training since August in preparation for the annual competition, which is aimed at fostering the development of computer competence among young people in the region, according to the statement.

Tsai is enrolled in a gifted class at Banqiao Senior High School, to focus on mathematics, specifically recursion, while Lin specializes in physics, the school said.

Kuo Chao-ping (郭兆平), a teacher at Banqiao Senior High School who coached the students, attributed their victory to the computer resources available for their use at any time, the guidance they received from teachers and the efforts they have put in to practice and cultivate understanding with each other and good teamwork.

(By Sunrise Huang and Shih Hsiu-chuan)

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