SCC participates in ‘One Hour of Code’

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014

St. Charles Catholic High School teachers Gary Zeringue and Robyn Denny recently introduced students in their Media Production and Digital Design classes to the world of “CODE.” Students at St Charles Catholic High School recently participated in the “One Hour of Code” program as part of the National Computer Science Week.The event was held across the nation with more than 15 million students.

Students first watched a promotional video titled “Code Stars” featuring Bill Gates of Micosoft, Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, and Elena Silenok, founder of the fashion company Clothia. The video discussed the need for more people to learn “code,” the language that enables computer programmers to develop software used for things such as games, business productivity and social media websites.

After viewing the video, students selected an hour of code activity, which included the opportunity to use code for games, holiday greeting cards and even developing an app. Students visited websites such as, and

“I never realized how fun code could be. The program opened a new prospective for me,” said senior Ani Hart Boudreaux, a member of the Digital Media Class at SCC.

Boudreaux used code for games such as LightBot and Angry Birds.

“Learning code was not only fun, but it has inspired me to think about pursuing a career in code,” said senior Nathaniel Weinert.

Weinert also participated in games such as LightBot and Angry Birds but also developed a holiday card using