Parker junior Logan Rips, Class of 2020, passed the Oracle Certified Associate Programmer exam. An exam commonly completed by many programming professionals, Logan has managed to pass it in his free time after school.

“I enjoyed the challenge of taking a test for working Java professionals,” said Logan in a press release.

Logan began studying programming since his sixth-grade year at The League of Amazing Programmers, an after-school non-profit dedicated to teaching professional-level programming to kids and teens. There he has logged in more than 325 hours of study and has dedicated his time to helping others at The League as a student teacher’s assistant.

To further test his skills, Logan competed in the Design for San Diego (D4SD) Challenge, and The League’s International Autonomous Robot Competition (iARoC), and has worked with local non-profits utilizing his knowledge in design.

Even though it is early in his junior year, Logan says he hopes to study computer science in college.