The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) sponsors an annual award called Aspirations in Computing. This award honors young women in grades 9-12 active and interested in computing and encourages them to pursue their passion for technology. This year, we have two Whitewater High School students who will be recognized at the banquet at Alverno College on Sunday, April 22.
Gwynne Sahyun has been named a Wisconsin Winner, and Marina Cano has earned a Wisconsin Honorable Mention. Marina also received an Honorable Mention last year. Both girls are members of Ferradermis, the WHS FIRST Robotics team, as well as the high school computer programming team. Marina recently started a girls’ coding group at Washington Elementary as well. The Wisconsin NCWIT affiliate recognizes around 40-50 girls total statewide each year. Awardees will get cool prizes, gadgets, and can apply for scholarships to several Wisconsin university programs. The Wisconsin award winners and honorable mentions will receive an engraved award for both the awardee and her school.
For more information on the award, you can visit https://www.aspirations.org/aspirations-community/wisconsin