On April 29, 2017, eight students and Upper School math and computer teacher Amy Bagliani traveled to Bethesda, Maryland to compete in Lockheed Martin's CodeQuest coding competition. There were three North Cross teams which competed, two novice teams and one advanced. The students were given 2-1/2 hours to complete 19 programs with increasing rigor and point value. Our advanced team showed a 600% increase in points from last year. The competition also included a panel discussion with engineers from Lockheed Martin for the coaches. There were also engineers monitoring the competition who made themselves available to the students to learn about their jobs. Any participant in CodeQuest who is 16 or over is allowed to apply for an internship at Lockheed Martin.
As the end of the school year draws nearer, there has been so much to keep up with, so we apologize for the tardiness of this news. On Friday, April 21, the North Cross community, including former Athletics Director Jim Muscaro, came together to honor Rich McGimsey ’82 for his creation and support of the girls lacrosse program. In his remarks, Director of Athletics and Wellness Eric Lawrence told of Rich's accomplishments: "Rich has dedicated 6 years of unselfish service to the girls lacrosse program. He has spent his time and energies as Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and probably even equipment manager field liner, and has helped build a program that is enjoying its first year with a Varsity team! This will also be our first ever Blue Ridge Conference season."
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