SJC to Host Annual High School Programming Competition

PATCHOGUE, N.Y.  – MAY 17, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will host the 13th Annual Greater New York Area Regional High School Programming Competition on Tuesday, May 21 in the Business Technology Center on its Long Island Campus. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the competition running from 12:15-2:45 p.m.

This year’s competition will include 130 students representing high schools across Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as Manhattan and Brooklyn. Over the past 13 years, more than 1,000 students have participated in the competition. Teams, consisting of no more than three students, must solve a set of seven problems within a 2.5 hour time period. A $250 prize will be awarded to each member of the winning team, with $150 for each member of the second place team and $100 each to the third place team. An awards ceremony, including dinner, will be held in the McGann Conference Center at the conclusion of the competition.

“Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan won last year's competition, and so the President's Cup spent an exciting year in Manhattan,” said William McAllister, founder of the Greater New York Area Regional High School Programming Competition and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at SJC. “The Brooklyn and Long Island students participating in this year's competition hope to return the cup to a vacation on the beaches.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact William McAllister at 631.687.2645 or email

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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