New computer programming club

Katie Apple, Staff Writer

A new club has made its way to South as a result of a request from freshman Elenna Kim. Kim recently reached out to computer science teacher Seth Pizzo about starting a computer programming club for any students interested in programming and has already agreed to be their sponsor and advisor.

The club will focus on expanding students’ knowledge of computer programming, which may be beneficial for those looking to pursue this field beyond high school. It will also act as a fun extracurricular activity for those who enjoy computer science.

“It will offer an informal environment to explore computer science without the pressure of a regular class and grades,” Kim wrote in a proposal letter.

Another idea Kim has is starting a “Girls Who Code” segment if there are enough girls interested. This would allow female students to not “feel disconnected and see how many other girls at South share the same common interest,” Kim wrote.

Much like Science Olympiad and Robotics, the computer programming club will also focus on preparing for and competing in high school competitions. The club meets once a week after school.