Students Take on “ShiftyStax”


This past month, the Honors Advanced Data Structure (HADS) class created the app “ShiftyStax,” which has since been downloaded by many CFHS students. 

“ShiftyStax” has been downloaded 177 times in the last several days. HADS and computer science teacher Mrs. Petite understands how big this is for CFHS.

“It took 17 hours for the app to be approved by Apple. I am not surprised [at the success] because the app is fun to play. The students did a great job,” Mrs. Petite said. 

The app has been a huge hit in the high school as many students continue to download the app. 

Senior Emma Bartlett emphasized with a big smile how much she loves the app. 

“I love the app! It is so much fun to play and has quickly become one of my favorite things to do on my phone. I had a feeling it would be a fun app, but didn’t realize how addicting it would be.  Definitely a 5/5 app, “ Bartlett said. 

On the other hand, some students are still getting used to the app and difficulty level.

Senior Claire Lordan enjoys playing “ShiftyStax”. 

“It’s a good app. I really like Tetris, and it has a unique twist between Tetris and 2048, but better. It took a little time to get used to but it honestly is a really good app. I would rate the app 5/5,” Lordan said. 

The popular game has been nothing short of a huge accomplishment for the HADS class and has been a huge success for the school. The app was reviewed and released in no time and the excitement was known by many.

Junior Lily Kayro emphasizes how important this is for CFHS and the HADS class.

“I’m so happy and proud of everyone. It was amazing seeing everything come together,” Kayro said. 

Mrs. Petite mentioned the plan for the HADS class and future plans, too.

“We are getting t-shirts soon, and many of us will be going to the Statehouse to present in the Atrium of the Capitol at the first ever CS at the Statehouse Event,” Petite said.