National Council for Women in Technology Awards Announced
National Council for Women in Technology Awards Announced

Four US students were selected for this year's National Council of Women in Technology awards. Our state winners were: Gelsey Jaymes, Eleanor Lee, Sammy Sobich, and Alexa Bell (pictured L to R). Alexa also received the national honorable mention award.

"For me, computer science is a field where creative possibilities are unlimited. If I can think it, I can make it, and if it's not working, that just means I haven't figured it out yet. There's nothing quite like watching a completed project run correctly. (I also enjoy picking through code looking for tiny errors— most days, anyways.)" - Junior Eleanor Lee

"I enjoy programming because it allows you to take a relatively abstract idea of what you want to create, and bring it into reality through writing and testing the code. Of course it doesn't happen all at once. With each iteration, you solve problems and think of new features that ultimately exceed your original idea. The creative process is really satisfying. " - Junior Gelsey Jaymes

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post secondary education. To date, nearly 8,600 women have been honored with the Award for AiC.

The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and Symantec.