Three Edina High School students have received Aspiration in Computing awards presented by the National Center for Women and Information Technology. These students will receive scholarship opportunities, entry to peer-network of technical women, an engraved award, and various other prizes.
The National Center for Women and Information Technology’s Aspiration in Computing awards honor young women in grades 9-12 who are active and interested in computing technology, encouraging them to pursue their passions. The Edina High School recipients of the awards include senior Annie Snyder, who received a National Honorable Mention and a Minnesota Affiliate Award; junior Grace Bowe, who received a Minnesota Affiliate Award; and junior Quinn Cowing, who received a Minnesota Affiliate Honorable Mention.
Other notable awards were the National Computing Certificate of Distinction, which Edina High School juniors Bella Boeckenstedt, Sofie Shand and Maggie Tian each received; and the Minnesota Affiliate Rising Star Award, which sophomore Sarah Swann received.
Students are selected for Aspiration in Computing awards based on demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.