The Louisiana Elementary Math & Coding Olympiad is just around the corner

Mar 1, 2021

Kenilworth Science and Technology School will host the 11th annual Louisiana Elementary Math and Coding Olympiad (LEMCO), virtually on Saturday, March 20th. This free event is open to Louisiana’s fifth grade students and has a limited capacity of 300 enrollees.  Event details and registration can be found on

The LEMCO is a mathematics and coding competition designed to be rigorous and educational. The event promotes STEM development in the community and fosters learning in today’s youth. 

Keynote speaker for this year’s event is Czarina Walker, a Baton Rouge native, notable award winning technology CEO and founder of InfiniEDGE Software. Walker started writing code at a young age which fostered her love of computer science. This inspired her to develop her software company right here in Louisiana. 

Melvin Hollins, principal of Ryan Elementary School says, “This competition is a great opportunity for our students! It will support our efforts to develop and sharpen imaginative capacity and thinking skills. It’s also an excellent way to prepare students for the LEAP test.”

New this year, LEMCO competitors will have the option to participate in a separate coding competition. “There is a shortage of computer science and coding programs in U.S. public schools. At the rapid rate technology is advancing, computer science has become even more critical to academics and having a well rounded curriculum,” says Lauren Allen, the event coordinator and Director of Community Affairs for Kenilworth. The coding category will offer a third chance for students to win prizes; participation is optional.

Winning students, along with their teachers, will win prizes such as a convertible Chromebook, a 3D printing pen, scooter and much more. 

The event is made possible by its 2021 sponsors. The Platinum sponsor Code Ninjas, located in Baton Rouge and Metairie, is a popular online coding platform for kids. Students who register before March 7th will be entered in a drawing to receive a free event T-Shirt on their behalf. Another sponsor, 3D-XSTREAM, is offering a one year subscription to their online curriculum that includes videos, quizzes, and even 3D models for 3D printing. Screenleap is providing free and secure screen share services for the test.

Each fifth grade participant must be a resident of Louisiana. Grade level and location will be verified during registration. Visit for more information, to register and practice for this competition. 

Kenilworth Science and Technology (KST) school is the proud organizer and 11 year host of this competition. KST is an award winning open enrollment STEM school in East Baton Rouge. 

Deadline to register for the LEMCO is March 13th at 12pm CST or when capacity has been reached.

Kenilworth Science and Technology School is an award winning, open-enrollment, state sanctioned charter school servicing East Baton Rouge Parish. KST has consistently shown growth since 2009 with the use of its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum.

For more information contact:
Lauren Allen
Director of Community Affairs
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