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Download the following sample problems and solution suggestions to get a better understanding of the contest. Please be aware that the solution suggestions are “quick and dirty” solutions and are being offered as is. In particular, we claim neither that they represent the best (or cleverest) solutions nor that they have been sufficiently tested. As you evaluate them, you might well come up with better solutions!

Contest Year Problem Set  Solutions 
2016 2016 Problems   2016 Java Solutions  
2015 2015 Problems   2015 Java Solutions  
2014 2014 Problems   2014 Java Solutions  
2013 2013 Problems   2013 Java Solutions  

Past winners

2016

1st “Montgomery Blair High School Team 1 from Silver Spring, MD” solved 10/10
2nd “Poolesville High School Team 1 from Poolesville, MD” solved 7/10
3rd “Montgomery Blair High School Team 2 from Silver Spring, MD” solved 7/10

2015

1st “Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Team 1 from Alexandria, VA” solved 9/10
2nd “Montgomery Blair High School Team 1 from Silver Spring, MD” solved 8/10
3rd “Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Team 2 from Alexandria, VA” solved 8/10

2014

1st "Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Team 1 from Alexandria, VA" solved 10/10
2nd "Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Team 2 from Alexandria, VA" solved 10/10
3rd "Montgomery Blair High School Team 1 from Silver Spring, MD" solved 10/10
4th "Montgomery Blair High School Team 2 from Silver Spring, MD" solved 10/10

2013

1st "Montgomery Blair High School Team from Silver Spring, MD" solved 9/10
2nd "Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Team 3 from Alexandria, VA" solved 9/10
3rd "Poolesville High School Team 2 from Poolsville, MD, " solved 9/10
4th "Governor's School for Science and Technology Team 1 from Hampton, VA" solved 9/10

Past participants

  • Advanced Technology Center (Virginia Beach, Va.)
  • Albemarle High School (Charlottesville, Va.)
  • Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology (Petersburg, Va.)
  • Atlee High School (Mechanicsville, Va.)
  • Chancellor High School (Fredericksburg, Va.)
  • Clover Hill High School (Midlothian, Va.)
  • Courtland High School (Spotsylvania, Va.)
  • Deep Run High School (Glen Allen, Va.)
  • Douglas S. Freeman High School (Richmond, Va.)
  • George C. Marshall High School (Falls Church, Va.)
  • Governor’s School for Science and Technology (Hampton, Va.)
  • Hanover High School (Mechanicsville, Va.)
  • Lee-Davis High School (Mechanicsville, Va.)
  • L.C. Bird High School (Chesterfield, Va.)
  • Manchester High School (Midlothian, Va.)
  • Matoaca High School (Chesterfield, Va.)
  • Midlothian High School (Midlothian, Va.)
  • Montgomery Blair High School (Silver Spring, Md.)
  • Mountain View High School (Stafford, Va.)
  • Patrick Henry High School (Ashland, Va.)
  • Poolesville High School (Poolesville, Montgomery County, Md.)
  • Powhatan High School (Powhatan County, Va.)
  • Prince George High School (Prince George, Va.)
  • Riverbend High School (Fredericksburg, Va.)
  • Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School (Fishersville, Va.)
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Wakefield High School (Arlington, Va.)