Cincinnati BDPA students place 5th in the National High School Computer Competition

Cincinnati, September 9, 2013: The BDPA Cincinnati High School Computer Camp team placed 5th in the recent competition. The event was held during the annual BDPA convention last month in Washington, D.C. This placement comes after placing 7th in 2012.

The Chapter President, Clarence Larcarte, had this to say on the team’s success: “This is the culmination of months of hard work by the students and their instructors. I’m proud that Cincinnati is represented by such brilliant young minds and I know that these students have very bright futures ahead of them.”

About the National BDPA High School Computer Competition:
The National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) was founded in 1986 by Dr. Jesse Beemley of Washington, D.C. What started as a two team event between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA has grown to over 20 teams of high school students from chapters throughout the nation. It is designed to introduce youth to the field of Information Technology, encourage them to seek higher levels of education, and groom them to become our next generation of IT professionals.

About BDPA:
BDPA is the premier organization for African-American professionals in the information technology industry. For more than 25 years, BDPA has fulfilled its mission of working to bridge the digital divide by providing career growth opportunities for its members. BDPA represents over 3,000 members in more than 40 active chapters located across the United States.

Contact: Braxton Washington
Department of Communications

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