Code Rush Coding Competition 2018

Within the last few years, the amount of coding courses and activities offered to students has grown exponentially. However, Code Rush, CodeMonkey’s month-long coding competition in the U.S.,  is different from the rest. With its fun, team-based coding challenges, children learn the basics of coding in no time with a team spirit that is second to none.

The thousands of students who competed in this year’s Code Rush are special. They chose to code on their own free time and committed to completing all the Code Rush challenges. The challenges were by no means easy and keeping up required extra effort. Now that the competition is over, those who placed at the top have much reason to celebrate their achievements!

Who Participated?
Thousands of students from hundreds of schools across the nation. The top 5 states with the most Code Rush participants were NY, CA, IL, OH, and MA.

The Winners:

Top 10 Teams in 3-5 Grade

1st Place:
Mrs. Hiran’s SNSJC Fire Coders from New Jersey
(team leader: Hiranmayee Subramaniam)

2nd Place:
Papaikouders led from Hawaii
(team leader: Andrea Wilson)

3rd Place:
Southview Bulldogs from Missouri
(team leader: Shelly Dunn)4th Place:
Ms. Parrasch’s Amazing Coders from New Jersey
(team leader: Kelsey Parrasch)
5th Place:
Ms. Parrasch’s Awesome Coders from New Jersey
(team leader: Kelsey Parrasch)
6th Place:
Master Monkeys from Ohio
(team leader: Tishina Brown-Harris)
7th Place:
Eastern Code Bros from Ohio
(team leader: Tishina Brown-Harris)
8th Place:
Grayson Gryphon’s 3-5 Coding Team from Pennsylvania
(team leader: Kathleen Murray)
9th Place:
Schechter’s 2018 Code Rush Team from New York
(team leader: Sheryl Sokoler)
10th Place:
SSLI’S 2018 Code Rush Team from New York
(team leader: Sheryl Sokoler)

Top 10 Teams in 6-8 Grade

1st Place:
Mrs. Hiran’s SNSJC Fire Sparklers from New Jersey
(team leader: Hiranmayee Subramaniam)

2nd Place:
Shoreless Lake School from Wisconsin
(team leader: Miguel Galvez)

3rd Place:
Code of the Wolverines from California
(team leader: Lynn Castaneda)4th Place:
Churchvile Coderz 2.0 Team 1 from Illinois
(team leader: Debra K. Segiet)
5th Place:
Churchvile Coderz 2.0 Team 2 form Illinois
(team leader: Debra K. Segiet)
6th Place:
Code Masters from Illinois
(team leader: Glenda Fahey)
7th Place:
Code Rush Team 1 from Texas
(team leader: Cheryl Wegscheid)
8th Place:
Grayson Gryphon’s 6-8 Coding Team from Pennsylvania
(team leader: Kathleen Murray)
9th Place:
The Magic School Bus from California
(team leader: Rebecca Southward)
10th Place:
Flamin’ Bananas from Texas
(team leader: Trina Kent)

What next?
Students can continue expanding their coding knowledge by creating their own games!