Every year, Siena College hosts its Annual Computer Programming Contest for high school students.  Students from area high schools work in teams of up to four students on seven computer science problems. Teams work on these problems for three hours.
 
During the contest, teachers are encouraged to cheer on their teams as they watch the live scoreboard update.  We hold our CSTA chapter meeting as well, where we traditionally review the programming contest questions and strategies for solving the problems.