Starting in elementary school, Zoe had an interest in computer programming, beginning with the "Hello World" program in the 4th grade. Today, Zoe has studied computer science for three years in high school, taking the International Baccalaureate standard level computer science exam as a junior, and receiving the highest score in her school on that test that year, a 5. As a senior, she plans to take the higher level computer science exam. In addition, she is applying to several colleges and plans to attend in the fall. She is not yet sure which area she will study, although computer programming is a serious interest and option.