On March 27 and 28, TOPS students from all grades competed in HOSA Canada’s annual Spring Leadership Conference. Through a wide array of competitive health science events from Sports Medicine to Biomedical Debate, a total of 23 students placed top three in their events, qualifying them for the International Leadership Conference in Dallas this June.
A number of TOPS students from each grade wrote the Canadian Computing Competition. Divided into either a junior or senior division based on difficulty, students had a three-hour window to attempt to solve five different programming questions. Successful contestants will be able to move on to the Canadian Computing Olympiad in May.
The grade 11 computer science students finished their Deck Class assignments. Using a graphical user interface as well as the new concepts of arrays and array lists that they learned in class, students created a computer program that allows you to shuffle, sort, deal, add and search in a deck of 52 cards.