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KHS CS team takes on the ?big boys? with 3rd & 5th finishes

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Kennedale High School?s top computer science teams have been challenging schools large and small all over Texas in recent programming contest, coming in 5th place in one and 3rd in another. {{more}}
Solving a programming problem means writing your own program to do it. The problems are very difficult and require a deep knowledge of the material and programming experience. No problems are quite the same so teams have to be creative in a short amount of time.
?It is hard,? said Computer Science teacher Shaheem Matuni, ?There are always more problems.
Two weeks ago, computer science students from Kennedale entered a ?virtual? or an online meet against 64 other teams from across Texas. In this meet, the team of Cody Kovar, Blake Bunnell and Daniel To were one of just two 4A teams that finished in the top ten.
Kennedale finished in 5th place overall against teams from Katy Seven Lakes (6A), Houston Cypress (6A), Fort Worth Paschal (6A), Dallas Science & Engineering (6A), Round Rock (6A), Katy Tompkins (6A), Waller (5A), Sulphur Springs (5A) and Needville (4A).
In the Class 4A Division, Kennedale (634 points) finished in 2nd place behind Needville (664 points). Individual scores ranked Cody Kovar #1, Blake Bunnell #4, Daniel To and Tyler Ward #7 tie, Brooks Tate #15, Logan Muzyka #16, Johnny Zielinski #24 and Carson Ham #26.
In the following meet held at Mansfield High School, Kennedale finished in 3rd place behind Arlington Martin (6A) and Fort Worth Paschal (6A).
Kennedale sent two teams to this meet. Team members were Blake Bunnell, Tyler Ward, Cody Kovar, Danny To, Carson Ham and Katie Randolph.
Individuals who placed in the top ten were Blake Bunnell, Tyler Ward and Cody Kovar.
Kennedale has entered another meet this Friday at Richardson High School.
Mr. Matuni did add that any contribution to help with entry fees or transportation will be welcomed and will be put to good use.

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