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New Hampshire’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition Finals


The New Hampshire Department of Education, local company Intelitek, and Oracle Academy today announced the 16 schools which have made the finals of the state’s first virtual coding competition. The schools will face off at Pinkerton Academy on December 19th in an exciting online coding competition using a cloud-based simulation platform featuring a virtual, 3D-animated robot.

“Promoting STEM is a top priority for New Hampshire Schools,” said Commissioner Frank Edelblut. “We want to make sure our graduates have not only marketable skills, but skills that will bring jobs to New Hampshire. Coding is at the top of that list.”

The sixteen schools will each send two teams to the live final where they will program virtual robots in the CoderZ platform to perform tasks and win points by completing challenges and producing quality code. Those schools are:

  • Academy for Science and Design
  • Chester Academy
  • Crescent Lake School
  • David R. Cawley Middle School
  • Errol Consolidated School
  • Farmington High School
  • Keene Middle School
  • Londonderry High School
  • Lyme School
  • North Hampton School
  • Pine Tree School
  • Pinkerton Academy
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School, Derry
  • Tuftonboro Central School
  • Waterville Elementary School
  • Weare Middle School

“The participation leading to the finals was fantastic,” commented David Benedetto, STEM Director for NH-DOE. “We had over 100 teachers and more than 2600 students participating in class and at home over the last 6 weeks. We can’t wait to see them all at the finals.”

The finals at Pinkerton Academy will be open to guests and spectators from 4:00pm in the Academy Building Auditorium. This last half hour of coding will be the highpoint of the competition. At 5:00pm after the judges complete their work, the Awards Ceremony, hosted by Commissioner Edelblut will present prizes for participation, diversity, teacher involvement, and of course, Coding Skills. The Governor’s Award will be presented to the school with the best overall performance since the beginning of the competition.

“This is the first virtual coding competition in the region, and it has been very successful,” stated Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of Intelitek. “It was great to do this in our own state, and as we roll this concept out across the country and internationally, New Hampshire will be the benchmark. It’s a great way to motivate students to get exposed to STEM. We expect to see state, regional and national finals in the very near future.”

The live final round of the competition on December 19th at Pinkerton Academy is open to guests from 4:00pm on.

For more details visit www.education.nh.gov/instruction/computer-science#competition or contact:
Graham Celine,
VP Marketing, Intelitek
gceline@intelitek.com
(978) 828-8619


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