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The 2000 New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge held at Los Alamos National Laboratory on Wednesday attracted 350 entries from around the state. Competitors were judged in a variety of categories as they ran original programs on the lab's powerful computing system.
The challenge, now in its 10th year, offered in addition to prizes about $36,000 in scholarships.
These are the winners, the prizes and their sponsors:
First-place winner: A team of three freshmen from the Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque received top honors, which included a $1,000 savings bond and a copy of Microsoft Office 2000.
The team is made up of Carli McGee, Heather Wood and Joan Goldsworthy.
Their teachers, Jori Bowen and Neil McBeth, were awarded a computer for their classroom use. Their project title was "Pattern Analysis of High Throughput Flow Cytometry Data."
Judges' Special Award, presented by Mike Topliff, New Mexico Tech: The judges gave a special award plaque to the team from Sandia Preparatory School for its unique achievement in its project.