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Hill Top students shine at Exypnos 2018 in Kolkata

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Jamshedpur: Hill Top students proved their mettle at Exypnos 2018 organised by the computer club of La Martiniere for boys, Kolkata on 21st July.

Team Hill Top won several prizes and was declared the overall runners-up for their marvellous performance.

The Jamshedpur based school won the first prize in Ensemble (Electronic Music). The team comprised Aditya Singh, Nihad Prakash and Ayush.

In the event Search IT (Quiz) the Hill Top team comprising of Souvik Dey and Sayok Sarkar won the 3rd Prize. The team also won the third prize in the event PlayBreak (Gaming). The team comprised Samarth Barla and Ayush Singh.

Altogether 24 schools (22 from Kolkata and 1 from Sikkim ) including Hill Top School Jamshedpur participated in the event.

Series of events were held during the day long competition. It started with Maze Runner (Mystery Room) – Participants were given 15 minutes to navigate the auditorium using flashlights (which were provided). In Ensemble (Electronic Music) – Participants were required to produce an original musical piece or a remix of a musical piece (remixes had to be explicitly acknowledged). Songs could belong to any genre, ranging from Classical to House. In Brew�Em (Coding) – Participants were given 4 problems of increasing di?culty which had to be solved within 2 hours. Programs could be written in C++, Java or Python.

In Keyboarder (Fast Typing) – Participants were provided with a paragraph to be typed, which included complex symbols. – The event was held in 2 rounds.

In WikiThon (Wiki Run) – Participants had to navigate from a start page on Wikipedia to a given end page only through sub-links in the page. A time of 1 hour was given for 2 such start and end pages. Any valid path from any of the start page to any of the end page was considered.

In Play Break (Gaming) – All games were played on the PlayStation 4 console. – FIFA and Fortnite were played. This was a knockout tournament. Participants played head to head and the winner of each round proceeded to the next round.

In IT Rembrandt (Design) – Participants were given 3 hours to design the poster for the next year�s edition of the competition on a theme which was given 15 minutes before the start of the event.

In Envision (Computer Science Fair and Pitch) – participants were given a topic 1 month prior to the contest. The topic had to be integrated into their solutions to a real world problem. Participants were required to bring their projects ready to be showcased on the final day.

Search IT (Quiz) – There were two rounds. The Preliminary Round was a written quiz. The 4 highest scoring teams moved on to the Finals. The Final Round was an oral quiz. It contained a buzzer rounds and an audio / visual rounds.

The principal of the school congratulated the students and teachers for the outstanding performance and wished them luck for future.

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