Skylar Herdt Receives Wisconsin NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing and Kiana Jahnke Awarded Wisconsin Rising Star
Merrill High School DECA student Skylar Herdt has received the Wisconsin NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing and is a two-time winner for her work in Java Script and Java programming languages and Kiana Jahnke, has been awarded the Wisconsin Rising Star for her graphic design in game coding; The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Merrill High School, recognizes high school students for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.
Award recipients were selected from high schools across the Wisconsin for their outstanding 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 plans for post-secondary education.
Each recipient will receive:
•Recognition and prizes
•Induction into a community of over 15,000 technical woman
•access to resources, scholarships and internship opportunities
“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.
“Merrill High School is proud that two of its own students received this prestigious award.” Said Olivia Dachel, Merrill High School Business and Computer Science teacher, “MHS continues to offer computing as part of its curriculum, recognizing its value to students’ future success.”
Celebrate with Us on May 30th
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is excited to present the first-ever award event for ALL 2020 Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) recipients!