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Grade 7 Student is Top 3 in National Coding Competition

January 28,2020

Grade 7 student Marsha Sophia Delos Reyes bagged “Top 3 Coder” in WeCode National 2019 held September 20 at the Mapua University, Manila. 

Based on the theme “2050 Food Effect” and using a programming application (or app) called Scratch, she created a game about a machine that can plant fast-growing crops. 

Delos Reyes defined Scratch as “a simplified way of coding that implicates the drag-and-drop principle in which there are color-coded blocks that do a certain thing, depending on what you desire, and it makes it happen.” 

Delos Reyes competed in the Advance category of the said competition. 

According to Delos Reyes, “The theme for the code that we had to do this year was mainly revolving around the idea of having a sustainable food source in our country by 2050. Once we had an idea in mind, we had to make a game out of the platform Scratch.” 

Delos Reyes states that she was really working hard to “at least get any award” in the competition. 

Organized by First Eduspec Inc., WeCode National 2019 is a multi-layered competition open to all primary and secondary students with the goal of producing an original animation, game or mobile app depending on the category they are qualified. 

“Having joined a competition, like that of WeCode, it may seem and actually be hard but, at the end of the day, it is good to know that you at least picked up new information about new things. You get this feeling of accomplishment with these things. It’s the kind that you would definitely not forget,” she said. 

“We’d always remember that we represented the school and hopefully inspire future generations to hopefully accomplish the idea I had implemented on my code,” she added. 

WeCode is under STEAM International Challenge, one of the competitions of Philippine Robothon 2019 which is an annual thematic competition of First Eduspec, Inc. where students are challenged to engineer creative robotic solutions and innovate real-world processes for the future.

 By Ms. Florabelle Cunan