2019 Aspirations in Computing Awards

2019 Aspirations in Computing Awards
Posted on 03/18/2019
Students from Atlee High School - winners of 2019 aspirations in computing awards

Six Atlee High School (AHS) students won 2019 aspirations in computing awards from the National Center for Women and Information Technology. The award encourages young women to pursue careers in computer science and technology. The six awards received this year account for the most awards won by AHS students in this competition than in all previous years combined.

The following students received awards:

  • Megan Bower (Grade 12), First Place
  • Sabrina Chin (Grade 12), First Place
  • Allison Wandling (Grade 12), First Place
  • Emily Halferty (Grade 11), Honorable Mention
  • Katie Trzeciak (Grade 12), Honorable Mention
  • Meredith James (Grade 10), Rising Star Winner - Recognizes younger students who are getting started in the computer and technology field. 

Ms. Eileen Malick, a computer science teacher, also received the 2019 aspirations in computing educator award, one of only two in the state. The educator award is presented to teachers who demonstrate a distinct commitment to encouraging young women’s aspirations in computing.

Ms. Malick said, “I would not have been selected for this award without constantly being surrounded with a rare group of superstar young women who are each phenomenal in their own unique way. I am proud to represent Atlee High School and Hanover County Public Schools. Seeing the number of young women in my classrooms grow over the years, teaching them multiple years, and making their aspirations a reality has truly been an honor.”

The students and Ms. Malick were recognized at an awards celebration on March 2 at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

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