Students in Sean Moore’s class at Federal Way High School chat with Russell Wilson via video on June 8. Moore’s class won the chat through a computer coding challenge. Courtesy FWPS

Students in Sean Moore’s class at Federal Way High School chat with Russell Wilson via video on June 8. Moore’s class won the chat through a computer coding challenge. Courtesy FWPS

Federal Way High School students chat with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

The class won the chat through a computer coding challenge with Code.org.

Federal Way High School students won a video chat with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson through a computer coding challenge with Code.org.

The challenge took place during Computer Science Week last December when students across Federal Way Public Schools participated in Hour of Code activities.

Students in Sean Moore’s computer science class at Federal Way High School took on a celebrity chat challenge sponsored by Code.org and learned how to design, code, and create their own computer games with Flappy Bird, Sports, Star Wars or App Lab.

They reached out to Russell Wilson on social media with a video showcasing the games they created as part of the challenge.

Approximately 35 FWHS students attended the video chat on June 8. Students talked to Wilson about what intrigues him about computer science, how he decided to choose football as a career and if he had completed his goals in life.

Wilson shared some of the big goals he has for football and beyond. He also shared the important opportunity students have in Federal Way to access computer science classes, something that wasn’t available to him when he was in school.

Wilson offered character-building knowledge such as, “Make sure you surround yourself with good people. You only have one chance, one opportunity to live your life the way that you need to live your life.”

He also shared advice from his late father.

“At the end of the day, it’s about treating others well, and treating other people with respect and love, despite how they treat you,” Wilson told the students.

Moore thanked Wilson for the opportunity.

“It’s a tremendous experience for our kids here in Federal Way,” Moore told Wilson. “We enjoyed connecting with you, and we wish you the best of luck this season.”

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