by Peter Carruthers
ST CATHERINE'S Catholic College in Proserpine is proud to announce two distinction winning students.
Congratulations are in order for Maeve Hornstra and Josh Jarvis who both achieved distinctions in the recent Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition.
Assistant principal Dianne Stevens said the two upper primary students from the Loyola campus did extremely well to place in the top 10% of students in Australia.
The Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition is a one-hour problem-solving competition which seeks to identify computer programming potential - a set of skills which students might not normally have an opportunity to demonstrate.
The competition is an ideal activity to encourage an interest in programming and is suitable for any mathematics class.
Some questions test the ability to accurately perform procedures while others require logical thought.
The more challenging problems then require the identification and application of algorithms.
Distinctions awards place students in the top 10% of students across Australia.
The two winning St Catherine's students sat the upper primary division in the national competition.