FOUR HUNDRED U.S. HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN ARE RECOGNIZED FOR TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

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Award for AiC LogoNCWIT proudly announces the 2021 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) national recipients, honoring four hundred high school women from 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.

Each year, U.S. high school students in grades 9 through 12 who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary are eligible to receive recognition for 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 plans for post-secondary education. This year, 40 winners and 360 honorable mentions were selected from more than 4,288 amazing, talented young applicants.
 
View a complete list of the 2021 national winners here. View a complete list of the 2021 national honorable mentions here.
 

Thanks to the generous support of NCWIT Award for AiC National Sponsor Bank of America, each of the 40 national award winners receive various prizes, cash, and an invitation to the National Award Ceremony hosted by Bank of America, which will be held virtually on March 6, 2021.

The entire NCWIT AiC program platform is supported generously by Apple. AiC also receives support for specific national program elements. The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Motorola Solutions Foundation.

 

 

 

2021 National Winners

• Katherine Cheng: Ladera Ranch, CA, Crean Lutheran South High School
• Amari Crittenden: Montgomery, AL, Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
• Maria Cuevas: Bronx, NY, New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math High School
• Jadelynn Dao: San Jose, CA, Presentation High School
• Eban Ebssa: Alexandria, VA, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
• Amanda Eshelman: Wildwood, MO, Marquette High School
• Yamilett Estrada-Reyes: Chicago, IL, Lane Tech College Prep
• Amanda Ferber: Boynton Beach, FL, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
• Tsion Gebre: Las Vegas, NV, Rancho High School
• Bella Gomez: Pennington, NJ, The Hun School of Princeton
• Hannah Guan: San Antonio, TX, BASIS San Antonio - Shavano Campus
• Hita Gupta: Paoli, PA, Conestoga High School
• Claire Jin: State College, PA, State College Area High School
• Asmi Kumar: Milton, GA, Milton High School
• Neeha Kurelli: Sugar Land, TX, Dulles High School
• Athena Liao: Vinton, VA, William Byrd High School
• Arianna Martinelli: Louisville, KY, Sacred Heart Academy
• Adrianna Martinez-Lainez: Phoenix, AZ, Tolleson Union High School
• Tania Mishra: Brookfield, WI, Brookfield Central High School
• Emily Mojica: Maywood, CA, Maywood Center for Enriched Studies
• Maria Morales-Salgado: Charlotte, NC, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
• Sravani Nanduri: Issaquah, WA, Issaquah High School
• Anika Puri: Chappaqua, NY, Horace Greeley High School
• Nissi Ragland: Kamuela, HI, Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
• Ashley Raigosa: Roseville, CA, Oakmont High School
• Jyoti Rani: San Jose, CA, Oak Grove High School
• Gitanjali Rao: Lone Tree, CO, STEM School Highlands Ranch
• Janiya Richardson: Tallahassee, FL, Amos P. Godby High School
• Yarianis Rivera: Vega Baja, PR, Nueva Brígida Álvarez Rodríguez
• Faith Rounds: Cambridge, MA, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
• Jayden Sansom: Pittsboro, NC, Chatham School of Science and Engineering
• Natalie Shell: Greenwich, CT, Greenwich Academy
• Claire Swadling: Plymouth, MI, Canton High School
• Audrey Vargas: National City, CA, Sweetwater High School
• Neha Vinjapuri: San Ramon, CA, Dougherty Valley High School
• Ava Ward: Denver, CO, Thomas Jefferson High School
• Blaine Wells: Irving, TX, School of Science and Engineering
• Alexandria Westray: Pittsburgh, PA, Phillips Exeter Academy
• Sianna Xiao: Menifee, CA, Western Center Academy
• Annie Zhu: Houston, TX, Bellaire High School

 

 

2021 Honorable Mentions

Amina Abdalla
Round Rock, TX
Abinaya Dinesh
North Brunswick, NJ
Meghan Joshi
Lake Forest, IL
Thanhthanh Nguyen
Oakland, CA
Darrah Sheehan
Charlottesville, VA
Lorena Aguilar
San Antonio, TX
Bilese Dinsa
Saint Paul, MN
Lochana Kalyanaraman
Houston, TX
Huong Nguyen
Raleigh, NC
Phincho Sherpa
Woodside, NY
Aya Ahmed
Falls Church, VA
Zaydee Dominguez-Chang
Indianapolis, IN
Elly Kang
Marietta, GA
Sabrina Noborikawa
Miami, FL
Macy Shiller
Oak Ridge, TN
Divya Aikat
Chapel Hill, NC
Amy Dong
Hinsdale, IL
Sowon Kang
Austin, TX
Avery Rose Nolan
Cambridge, MA
Jasmine Shone
Chagrin Falls, OH
Faith Ajanaku
Mansfield, TX
Vasilisa Douglas
Theodore, AL
Pooja Kannappan
West Bloomfield, MI
Sophia Noonan
St.Paul, MN
Laurel Shugart
Fort Payne, AL
Olamiposi Ajao
Greenfield, MA
Meghna Dutta
Pullman, WA
Hema Kanoujia
Jacksonville, FL
Divya Nori
Roswell, GA
Neha Shukla
Mechanicsburg, PA
Anika Akali
Acton, MA
Olivia Eckes
Milwaukee, WI
Su Kara
Mission Viejo, CA
Katherine Ochoa
Houston, TX
Malavika Singh
Salt Lake City, UT
Nasrin Ali
Bowie, MD
Zoe Edgington
Cedar Falls, IA
Anika Kathuria
Bridgewater, NJ
Comfort Ohajunwa
Woodbridge, VA
Shreya Singh
Vienna, VA
Rashelle Amao
Omaha, NE
Ellie Ertl
Cedarburg, WI
Madison Kenney
Sharpsburg, GA
Kamryn Ohly
Sandusky, OH
Suhani Singhal
Pleasanton, CA
Aditi Anand
West Lafayette, IN
Lisa Evans
West Chester, PA
Isabel Kessler
Killingworth, CT
Fabiola Olivas
Longmont, CO
Avery Skibicki
Helena, MT
Sahithi Ankireddy
Hoffman Estates, IL
Amy Feng
Pittsford, NY
Jui Khankari
Oak Brook, IL
Nicole Onyemeziem
Chicago, IL
Alexandra Slabakis
New York, NY
Sid Antoine
Melbourne, FL
Alice Feng
San Jose, CA
Shagun Khare
Edison, NJ
Lauren Owens
Las Cruces, NM
Shishira Somashekar
Cary, NC
Ariana Arce
Caguas, PR
Emily Frech
Erie, CO
Shreeja Kikkisetti
Chantilly, VA
Sanvi Pal
San Diego, CA
Smriti Somasundaram
Olympia, WA
Hazelyn Aroian
Maynard, MA
Vinessa Fressola
Russell, KY
Audrey Kim
Demarest, NJ
Gauri Pala
Plano, TX
Jennifer Song
Cupertino, CA
Ariela Asllani
Elmhurst, IL
Sarah Fung
Manchester, NH
Song Eun Kim
West Lafayette, IN
Rucheng Pan
Brookfield, WI
Anjali Soni
Lakeland, FL
Audrey Au
Corvallis, OR
Valerie Gadapati
Charlotte, NC
Jennifer Kim
Torrance, CA
JuWon Park
Bloomington, IL
Alana Sotolongo
North Port, FL
Damilola Awofisayo
Woodbridge, VA
Andrea Gajic
Ladera Ranch, CA
Janise Kim
Pittsburgh, PA
Tanya Parra-Sanchez
Willimantic, CT
Lasya Sreenivasan
Phoenix, AZ
Vasundhara Bagchi
Wilton, CT
Sruti Gandreti
Collierville, TN
Lynn Kim
Cypress, CA
Anisha Parsan
Sugar Land, TX
Trisha Srikanth
Wilmington, DE
Aishwarya Balaji
Morrisville, NC
Chandra Gangavarapu
Naperville, IL
Aneesha Kodati
Monroe Township, NJ
Sarika Pasumarthy
San Diego, CA
Veda Srinivas
Ann Arbor, MI
Ella Ballou
Reading, VT
Caroline Gao
Albany, OR
Disha Kohli
Princeton, NJ
Nayzet Pena
Lawrenceville, GA
Aditi Srinivasan
Sammamish, WA
Maggie Bao
Portland, OR
Juliette Garcia
Miami, FL
Aditi Koratpallikar
Charlotte, NC
Madelyn Peng
Wellesley, MA
Emani Stanton
Douglasville, GA
Karissa Barbu
Dublin, OH
Elizabeth Garcia-Gonzalez
Springdale, AR
Evdokia Kottou
Farmington, CT
Ava Penn
Chicago, IL
Kayla Stevenson
Nashville, TN
Samprikta Basu
Issaquah, WA
Leslie Garcia-Sanchez
Sunnyvale, CA
Ashmita Kumar
Fullerton, CA
Lelaine Perez
New York, NY
Samantha Stone
Bethel, CT
Rupali Batta
San Jose, CA
Caroline Gaughan
O'Fallon, MO
Sruthi Kurada
Littleton, MA
Lizbeth Perez
Springdale, AR
Megan Su
Tustin, CA
Shachi Benara
Lincroft, NJ
Jazaria Gibson
Lauderhill, FL
Mia Ladolcetta
Holmdel, NJ
Pauline Petersen
Lake Oswego, OR
Shriya Sudhakar
Princeton Junction, NJ
Riddhi Bhagwat
Buffalo Grove, IL
Mia Ginsberg
Naples, FL
Adrienne Lai
Alexandria, VA
Annie Pham
San Diego, CA
Sophie Suh
Goleta, CA
Mehar Bhasin
Lakeville, CT
Olivia Glasman
Homer, AK
Desiree LaRocque
North Riverside, IL
Sahithi Pogula
Hopkinton, MA
Yi Suo
Sugar Land, TX
Aparna Bhooshanan
Madison, AL
Madolyn Glocksine
Essexville, MI
Paridhi Latawa
Austin, TX
Estrella Popoca
Melrose Park, IL
Niharika Suravarjjala
Dublin, CA
Ashita Birla
Jersey City, NJ
Ye-Un Go
Austin, TX
Melaina Lawrence
Lauderhill, FL
Sanjitha Prabakaran
Ashburn, VA
Puja Teakulapalli
Aurora, IL
Rachel Bonanno
Yonkers, NY
Siya Goel
West Lafayette, IN
Ayanna Leal
Las Cruces, NM
Mia-Nathalie Pridgen
Brooklyn, NY
Fikir Teklemedhin
Salt Lake City, UT
Paige Bowman
Barrington, IL
Anna Gonzalez
Othello, WA
Kristen Lee
Tenafly, NJ
Lauren Pryor
Wellesley, MA
Anna Tetreault
Webster Groves, MO
Jessica Brown
West Harwich, MA
Liliana Gordon
Waldorf, MD
Jolene Lee
South Pasadena, CA
Gayatri Rajan
Andover, MA
Marcella Todd
Mobile, AL
Lori Brown
Greensboro, NC
Gitika Gorthi
Herndon, VA
Anna Lehman
Charleston, SC
Bavisha Rajesh
Cumming, GA
Elnaz Toreihi
Orlando, FL
Alexis Bunnell
Burnsville, MN
Camryn Grabeal
Apache, OK
Ning-Er Lei
Cambridge, MA
Navya Ramakrishnan
Allen, TX
Jasmine Tostado
Mountain View, CA
Devon Campbell
Nashville, TN
Jessica Guan
San Jose, CA
Christina Li
Haverhill, MA
Gargi Ramekar
Lake Orion, MI
Jacqueline Trejo
Santa Ana, CA
Brenda Campuzano
Dallas, TX
Rachna Gupta
Hoffman Estates, IL
Nicole Li
Johns Creek, GA
Norah Rami
Sugar Land, TX
Emily Trinh
Temecula, CA
Stephany Casillas
Oakland, CA
Victoria Hagenlocker
Miami, FL
Abigail Liang
Troy, MI
Erika Ramirez
Alexandria, VA
Victoria Uchman
High Point, NC
Claire Celik
San Francisco, CA
Macy Halim
Moopark, CA
Ashley Lin
Vancouver, WA
Alexa Ramirez
Clint, TX
Narmana Vale
Exeter, NH
Brianna Chan
Plano, TX
Brianna Han
Commack, NY
Sophia Lin
Bellevue, WA
Sheyla Ramirez
Henderson, NV
Grace Vanden Heuvel
Hortonville, WI
Amy Chang
Sugar Land, TX
Daphne Han
Kingwood, TX
Meryl Liu
Port Orange, FL
Lakxshanna Raveendran
Dix Hills, NY
Ananya Vangoor
Bentonville, AR
Eileen Chang
Cerritos, CA
Delilah Harris
Homer, AK
Addison Liu
West Chester, PA
Aditi Reddy
Austin, TX
Ngozi Vaughn
Atlanta, GA
Kenna Chase
Fallbrook, CA
McKayla Hartman
Newmarket, NH
Marianne Liu
Sandy, UT
Erika Rispoli
Pittsburgh, PA
Sofia Villegas
Santa Ana, CA
Nitya Chellury
Rochester Hills, MI
Gabriella Hawkes
Huntsville, AL
Miranda Liu
South Pasadena, CA
Sara Riyad
Phillipsburg, NJ
Annika Viswesh
Palo Alto, CA
Caroline Chen
Palo Alto, CA
Grace He
Sugar Land, TX
Divya Lobo
Sterling, VA
Isabella Rolfe
Greenwich, CT
Sanjana Wadhwani
Johns Creek, GA
Emily Chen
Cary, NC
Mia Hellman
Sullivan's Island, SC
Anisa Lopez-Ruiz
Stafford, TX
Julietta Rozin
Louisville, CO
Ella Wang
Chandler, AZ
Lucy Chen
McLean, VA
Porscha Henderson
Chicago, IL
Lana Lubecke
Honolulu, HI
Adena Russel
Stamford, CT
Stephanie Wang
Katy, TX
Kelly Chen
Plano, TX
Holland Henderson-Boyer
Lexington Park, MD
Paean Luby
New Orleans, LA
Mina Ryumae
Union, KY
Vivian Wang
Yorba Linda, CA
Angela Chen
Gainesville, FL
Claudia Hernandez
Pocono Summit, PA
Sophia Mack
Minneapolis, MN
Emily Sam
Pasadena, CA
Felicia Wang
Farmington, CT
Grace Chen
Portland, OR
Rosalinda Hernandez Barrera
Central Falls, RI
Isha Mahadeshwar
Cary, NC
Natalie Sanders
Tuscaloosa, AL
Tracy Wei
Sugar Land, TX
Julie Chen
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Mary Hiros
Middleburg Heights, OH
Sahar Maisha
Woodhaven, NY
Sreenidhi Sankararaman
Herndon, VA
Shayna Weinstein
Vernon Hills, IL
Katarina Cheng
Santa Monica, CA
Alyssa Ho
Pasadena, CA
Isabella Mandis
New York, NY
Naisa Santana
Juncos, PR
Oria Weng
Portland, OR
Lina Chihoub
Lawrenceville, NJ
Isabella Hochschild
San Francisco, CA
Mahathi Mangipudi
Bellevue, WA
Annika Santhanam
Edison, NJ
Kacey Wheeler
Meridian, ID
Genevieve Chin
Monterey Park, CA
Megan Howell
Phoenix, AZ
Sriya Mantena
Cary, NC
Jeimy Santiago
Quebradillas, PR
Mary White
Los Angeles, CA
Sylvia Chin
Foster City, CA
Sai Hruthika Naraharisetti
Woodstock, MD
Camilla Martinez
Woodland Hills, CA
Sampurna Sarkar
Mayfield Heights, OH
Vanessa Xiao
Carmel, IN
Victoria Chin
Omaha, NE
Katherine Hua
Irvine, CA
Anna Mathew
Nashua, NH
Candy Sarres
Kansas City, MO
Rachel Xin
Yorba Linda, CA
Eunsuh (Jasmine) Cho
Austin, TX
Alyssa Huang
Irvine, CA
Angela Matta
Dearborn, MI
Miranda Scardina
Austin, TX
Christina Xu
Lincoln, NE
Yunseo Choi
Exeter, NH
Mikayla Hunt
St. George, UT
Savannah McIntyre
Casper, WY
Suzy Schwabl
University Heights, OH
Lucy Xu
Livingston, NJ
Angela Choi
Cypress, CA
Helena Ilic
Naperville, IL
Vidushi Meel
Lexington, MA
Margaret Schwierking
Bellaire, TX
Sirui Xue
Bethesda, MD
Berline Civil
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Samyukta Iyer
Marietta, GA
Chloe Meuse
Ross, CA
Priyanka Senapati
Greenwood Village, CO
Gianna Yan
Piedmont, CA
Claudia Clarke
Farmington, CT
Emma Jackson
Las Cruces, NM
Naina Misra
Bagdad, AZ
Mritika Senthil
Tega Cay, SC
Grace Yang
San Ramon, CA
Leah Colaco
Westborough, MA
Trishala Jain
Dublin, CA
Anika Mistry
Scotts Valley, CA
Kayley Seow
Fremont, CA
Iris Yang
Newton, MA
Jada Coleman
Sicklerville, NJ
Jibiana Jakpor
Riverside, CA
Kathryn Moran
Sheridan, WY
Lizeth Sepulveda
Lansing, IL
Emily Yang
Mason, OH
Jade Collins
Las Cruces, NM
Michaela James
Washington, DC
Sarah Motteler
Marvin, NC
Natasha Setiadi
Sugar Hill, GA
Shannon Yeow
Chula Vista, CA
Caitlyn Coloma
Las Vegas, NV
Maria Janoo
Brier, WA
Mariam Moussa
Naples, FL
Sarah Sexton
Indianapolis, IN
Kimberly Yu
Arcadia, CA
Oceana Covington
Phoenix, AZ
Advika Jayanti
Lutz, FL
Kristina Mullukatte
Olympia, WA
Krushi Shah
Laurel, MD
Abia Zahir
Alexandria, VA
Myra Cropper
Berlin, MD
Nikita Jha
Duluth, GA
Araceli Munoz
San Diego, CA
Alyssa Shah
New York, NY
Audrey Zeng
San Diego, CA
Kaitlyn Cumber
Monroe, NC
Jina Jiang
Knoxville, TN
Riteka Murugesh
Sunnyvale, CA
Mridula Shan
San Antonio, TX
Kelly Zhang
Durham, NH
Kyla Davis
Flossmoor, IL
Diya Jim
Chandler, AZ
Kaitlyn Musial
Patterson, NY
Claire Shao
Wexford, PA
Qingqing Zhao
Cheswick, PA
Madison Davis
Burr Ridge, IL
Claudia Jimenez
Chicago, IL
Jade Nair
Andover, MA
Arushi Sharma
Austin, TX
Helen Zheng
Watchung, NJ
Adriana Delagarza
Helotes, TX
Simone Johnson
Solon, OH
Sirihaasa Nallamothu
Normal, IL
Apurva Sharma
Johns Creek, GA
Helena Zhou
Tustin, CA
Nardos Demilew
Burke, VA
Amira Johnson
Pittsburgh, PA
Nandita Narayanan
Laurel, MD
Ananya Sharma
Summerfield, NC
Evelyn Zhu
Jericho, NY
Shivani Desai
Duluth, GA
Anvi Joshi
Chandler, AZ
Karen Netto
Bear, DE
Kimball Sheehan
Charlottesville, VA
Rebecca Zhu
Nashua, NH

 

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