Twelve Mineola High School learners have been honored with the Aspirations in Computing Award by the Greater New York City Affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).
Three were selected as Affiliate Winners: twelfth grader Cathreen Paul, eleventh grader Skyla Azeharie and tenth grader Julia Manevitz.
Six were recognized with the Affiliate Rising Star Award: Eleventh graders Isabella Kaiser, Genesis Majano and Jessica Molina and ninth graders Ines Graca, Michaela Quinn and Fatimah Shaikh.
Three received Affiliate Honorable Mention: twelfth graders Sarah Ahmed and Hannah Mathew and eleventh grader MaryEllen Steiner.
In addition, Skyla Azeharie and Julia Manevitz were both recognized with National Honorable Mention awards by the NCWIT earlier this year.
Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women, genderqueer, or non-binary high school students for their computing-related achievements and interests and encourages them to pursue their passions.