Results Announced for Annual Kern Codes Competition

Friday May 3, 2024

Middle and high school students and their families gathered Thursday, April 2 for the annual Kern Codes Competition awards ceremony, celebrating individual and team winners.

The competition started in 2021 as a collaborative effort with the Riverside County Office of Education. Students compete online to solve a set of challenges that require knowledge of coding to complete the tasks.

This year’s theme was Mission to Mars, where students used problem solving skills and spoke with the control tower while they were enroute to Mars. The competition is free for the student participants thanks to support from the Kern County Science Foundation. 

Trophies were awarded to first through third place finishers.

Middle School Winner: Dhruv Reddy and High School Winner: Warren Woolf.

1st—Dhruv Reddy, St. John’s Lutheran

2nd—Dave Lee, Earl Warren Junior High

3rd—Sandhu Guntas, Panama Buena Vista Union School District

1st— Mechanoids (Luis Legorreta & Christian Maldonado) Lincoln Jr. High

2nd— Hacker_Menace (Aiden Patino & Yael Martinez) Lincoln Jr. High

3rd— Cyber_Crew (Luis Cruz, Yeshua Moreno & William Sanchez) Lincoln Jr. High

1st— Warren Woolf, Valley Oaks Charter

2nd— William Werner, Valley Oaks Charter

3rd— Enrique Carmona, Rosamond High School

1st— Ransomware (CJ James & Jeong Ho Kim) Garces Memorial

By Katie Avery

By Katie Avery

Katie Avery joined the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in 2023 as a Communications Specialist. As a former journalist and marketing professional, her passions include media and storytelling. Before joining KCSOS, Avery worked for various local TV stations as well as the health care industry.