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First Annual High School Data Analytics Competition

The Hamline School of Business is proud to have sponsored the first annual data analytics competition for high school students on Friday, April 20. Five teams representing four local high schools participated in this pilot competition, with the team from Irondale High School taking first place. Hamline School of Business undergraduate students have been participating in local, regional and national data analytics competitions for several years now; sponsoring a high school competition gives them an opportunity to take the lead in bringing data analytics to the high school level and extending Hamline's presence in the data analytics community. The competition began with a keynote from Zane McPhee, research analyst with the Minnesota Twins. Several of the Business Analytics Advisory Board members served as judges for the competition.

Undergraduate students in the Hamline School of Business served as mentors to the high school teams, working with each team three to four times prior to the competition. Additionally, several of our current students helped to develop the data set used during the competition. The high school students and teachers were very enthusiastic, with all appreciating the unique opportunity.