2018-03-09 / Education

Three students recognized as technology leaders

Contributed by Richland School District Two

Three Richland School District Two students have been recognized by the Aspirations in Computing Awards (AiC).

Richland Northeast High School/ Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) senior, Claire Levy and Spring Valley High School sophomore Alyssa Williams were named 2018 Aspirations in Computing— South Carolina award recipients. Blythewood High School/R2i2 junior Kaylie Smith received honorable mention.

They are among the 13 young women from across the state who will be honored at a reception hosted by IT-oLogy and Winthrop University in February. The group includes 11 winners, two honorable mentions, and one honorable mention national recipient.

The award is part of a national effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology and is organized in South Carolina by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

“In Richland Two, encouraging students to discover and pursue their purpose is part of our mission,” said Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis. “Not only are these young women already growing in their purpose, they are also positioning themselves to excel in careers where women are often underrepresented.”

AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.

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