UCT hosts applications olympiad

17 October 2011

Olympiad participants

Western Cape learners dominated the 2nd Computer Applications Olympiad finals, held at UCT from 4 to 6 October, by scooping most of the top accolades on offer.

Helen Denny from La Rochelle Girls High in Paarl took the gold medal and the co.za Cares Trophy; silver medals went to Jaco Nortier of Paarl Gymnasium and Sean Wentzel of Westerford High School; and bronze medals were awarded to Erns Labuschagné and Richard Saunders, both of Paarl Gymnasium, and René Engelbrecht from the Hoör Volkskool in Potchefstroom.

Thirteen learners from six provinces took part in the finals, which attracted close to 13 000 learners from about 400 schools countrywide in its opening rounds. It is aimed at high school learners (although primary school learners are also welcome) doing Computer Applications Technology at school, and tests learners' proficiency in applications such as document editers, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software.

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