SUHSD Students Recognized by NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Congratulations to Audrey Vargas, Sweetwater High School student for being selected as a National NCWIT Award Winner for Aspirations in Computing.

Congratulations to Shannon Yeow, Otay Ranch High School student who received an Honorable mention (AiC) by the National NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Each year, U.S. high school students in grades 9 through 12 who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary are eligible to receive recognition for their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. This year, 40 winners and 360 honorable mentions were selected from more than 4,288 amazing, talented young applicants. Continue reading entire article HERE

“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and unique perspectives to produce technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves,” said NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders.

NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.