Four Barrington students take silver at programming contest

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Barrington High School's Haran Mennillo, Patrick McGartoll, Cram Callanan and Josh Eller finished second at the 27th annual High School Programming Contest, held on Monday, March 4, at Providence College.

The local students, who were accompanied by advisor Mario Correia, outperformed nearly all of the 44 students from 11 high schools in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York who participated in the contest.

The students were broken into four-person teams. Using desktop personal computers and two designated computer programming languages, students wrote original programs that correctly solved complex, hypothetical math problems.

Following the competition, the Barrington team posed for a photo with Dr. Adam Villa, assistant professor of computer science and mathematics at PC, and Charles Haberle, assistant vice president for academic affairs, academic facilities, and technology planning at PC.

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