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CodeMonkey Announces Winners of National Coding Competition

Ten elementary and ten middle school teams from more than 35 participating states in the U.S. named winners in Code Rush coding competition
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Tel Aviv, Israel / New York, NY – May 15, 2017 – CodeMonkey, the world's leading game-based learning platform for teaching real coding to K-8 students, announces the winning teams of Code Rush, a new nationwide coding competition created for elementary and middle school students in the U.S. Code Rush winners unlocked a progressive series of 140 coding challenges through collaborative play and problem-solving to learn to read and write in real programming languages.

Over the past month, thousands of students, hundreds of teams and over 35 states participated in Code Rush, CodeMonkey's national coding competition, took place on the CodeMonkey online platform, allowing teams to compete against each other while learning and writing code using the programming language CoffeeScript. National leaderboards were published daily throughout the month of April.

Winners will receive an annual CodeMonkey classroom subscription, a set of DK’s best selling coding books for children with a $115 value and official trophy plaques from CodeMonkey.

Code Rush Grades 3-5 Winners

1. Hiranmayee Subramaniam's SNSJC Team, Saint Nicholas School, Jersey City, NJ

2. Ms. Parrasch's Team 1, Eleanor Van Gelder School, Edgewater, NJ

3. Ms. Parrasch's Team 2, Eleanor Van Gelder School, Edgewater, NJ

4. Eastern Intermediate Coders, Eastern Local Schools Attention, Beaver, OH

5. The Village School Coding Team 3-5, The Village School for Children, Waldwick, NJ

6. CodeCrackers JC, The Village School for Children, Waldwick, NJ

7. SSLI's Code Rush Team, Schechter School of Long Island, Jericho, NY

8. Schechter's Code Rush Team, Schechter School of Long Island, Jericho, NY

9. MIS Code Rushers, Montgomery Intermediate School, Montgomery, TX

10. Super Coding Saints of St. Mary's, St. Mary's School, Pontiac, IL

Code Rush Grades 6-8 Winners

1. Churchville Coderz, Churchville Middle School, Elmhurst IL

2. Booker Middle Code Rush Team, Booker Middle School, Sarasota, FL

3. The Village School Coding Team 6-8, The Village School for Children, Waldwick, NJ

4. #Coders4Lyfe, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, FL

5. Rick Baxter's Code Rush Team, Sarasota County Public Schools, Sarasota, FL

6. OLPH Code of the Wolverines, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Riverside, CA

7. Chargers BoomBamTech, Renaissance Charter School at Cooper City, Cooper City, FL

8. KodeKiddo SMP Team, Palo Alto, CA

9. MBMS Coders, Moss Bluff Middle School, Charles, LA

10. SCMS Team #1, County Middle School, Lorton, VA

“Computer programming today is now widely recognized as a basic trade, just like math or English,” said Jonathan Schor, co-founder and CEO of CodeMonkey. "CodeMonkey is designed to address the increasing demand for coding skills among society. During the competition, students not only acquire the fundamentals of computer science, but 21st century skills, such as multistep problem solving and analytical thinking.”

CodeMonkey has previous experience in the execution of large-scale, educational competitions. In partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Education, CodeMonkey introduced more than 250,000 students to computer science in the National Cyber Championship in 2016. Code Rush in the U.S. marks the entrance of an internationally successful, game-based learning platform for introducing children to fundamental coding skills through play.

About CodeMonkey:

CodeMonkey, a leading game-based-learning platform, teaches students eight years and older the fundamental principles of computer programming. Founded in 2014, CodeMonkey products are designed to maximize engagement and user experience to introduce students to foundational computer programming skills. Using real programming languages and scalability for all learning environments, CodeMonkey provides a turnkey solution for educators by offering basic training, management and reporting tools, automatic grading and detailed tutorials for teachers and real time feedback for students. CodeMonkey has introduced computer science skills through play to millions of students worldwide. Write code, catch bananas, save the world.

For more information, please visit our website and blog and follow CodeMonkey on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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