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Cracking the Code: Brighton High’s Kaitlyn Lowe Bests College Students in Global Programming Contest

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As a high school student competing against college students in a global computer programming contest, Brighton senior Kaitlyn Lowe didn’t think she really had a chance at winning.

Nevertheless, she really wanted the t-shirt promised to all those who completed all three parts of the IBM Master the Mainframe competition, so, after completing step one and two in her Computer Science and Programming class at the Canyons Technical Education Center (CTEC), she persevered to the end on her own.

To her surprise, in January, Kaitlyn discovered that she was chosen as a regional winner of the elite competition, representing the United States. Of the other eight regional winners chosen from throughout the world, only one is a high school student. The rest are graduate and undergraduate students from as far away as Japan and Algeria.

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CSD Sponsors ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ Support Group

Juggling work demands while helping your child navigate online learning. Searching for happy diversions to fill the hours spent in forced confinement. Seesawing between moments of hope and clarity and fear and frustration.

Parenting in a pandemic has its ups and downs. But, as it’s been said, we’re all in this together — so why not take a little comfort from others who are going through it, too? In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Canyons District is sponsoring a “Parenting in a Pandemic” support group with sessions running every Tuesday afternoon and evening throughout May.

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All Rise! Apply Now to Serve on Canyons District’s Inaugural Peer Court

The time-honored right of a fair trial by a jury of one’s peers will take on new meaning with the creation of the Canyons District Peer Court.

A model of restorative justice embraced in communities across the country, peer courts function much like any court of law. Judges are authorized to mediate disputes and mete out justice to right criminal wrongs. Except with peer courts, students are trained to hear cases involving violations of school or district policy, and authorized to decide the fate of their peers.

The Canyons Peer Court will be the second youth, or teen, court in Utah sponsored by a school district. It will hear its first case with the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Soon-to-be sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in volunteering to serve on the inaugural panel of judges are encouraged to apply by May 20, 2020.

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