MHS Students Win National Award for Computing

MHS Students Win National Award for Computing
Posted on 03/06/2018

MHS Students Win National Award for ComputingMason High School ​students Keerthi Sekar, Jenny Wan, and Annie Wang were selected as 2018 National Honorable Mention (NHM) recipient​s​ of the NCWIT Award for​ Aspirations in Computing.​

​"​I have had the honor and pleasure of having Keerthi​, Jenny and Annie​ in my class for multiple semesters​," explained​ ​MHS Computer Programming, Math and Networking teacher
Greg Kummer.​ ​"​They are all very good students and computer scientists​."

​There were more than 3,600 applications for the 2018 Aspirations Award​, and only 350 NHMs were selected.

"​All three girls use CS as a tool to further their development in their other passions," added Kummer. "Whether those ​are in the realms of promoting computer science​ like Annie ​in H​ack Club and Hackathon or Jenny ​in ​TEDx/INTERalliance, ​or robotics ​like Keerthi​ in First/Quantum Leap​. They all take advantage of any opportunity to learn and make themselves and others better.​"

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides a long-term community for female technologists, from K-12 through higher education and beyond, encouraging persistence in computing through continuous engagement and ongoing encouragement at each pivotal stage of their educational and professional development.

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