June 25, 2020
Cypress Woods High School senior (now graduated) Steven Cheng, left, junior Zeki Gurbez, center, and junior Alex Haung, right, placed first overall at the HP CodeWars Championship, scoring 237 points.
June 25, 2020—A team of Cypress Woods High School students placed first overall at the HP CodeWars Championship, which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19.
The team, consisting of juniors Zeki Gurbez and Alex Haung and senior (now graduated) Steven Cheng, scored 237 points to earn first place in the Advanced Division in the 2020 contest and the most points scored by any team competing in this year’s competition.
CodeWars is a computer science competition where students solve as many programming problems as possible in three hours. More than 100 teams from across the country participated in the 2020 event. This year, students had a week to complete the problems as a team remotely.