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Students, Teacher Win Aspiration in Computing Awards

Aspiration in ComputingThree Staley High School students have been recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) in the Award for Aspirations in Computing program. Miranda Haryo-Putri and Abby Klein are award winners, and Jenna Whitehead is a runner-up.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing builds a talent pool for the growing technical workforce and helps academic and corporate organizations celebrate diversity in computing by honoring young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.

Additionally, teacher Lesley Martin has been awarded the 2016 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award. The award identifies outstanding educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging young women to explore their interest in computing and technology, and recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing.

Article and Photo courtesy of NKCSchools.org

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