District News ➤ Article 10047
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Posted Date: 04/27/2017

Allison Riedl, ACHS sophomore, was recognized by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Kansas City Power & Light as an honorable mention recipient of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

 

The award recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests.

 

“With technology jobs projected to grow faster than all other job sectors in the next decade, it’s imperative that we nurture the computing aspirations of women, who will make up half the professional workforce,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.  “This award allows us to recognize and encourage talent that might otherwise be overlooked.”

 

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in technology fields. Winners are acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.