Missouri: Western Missouri & Kansas

The 2019 Aspirations in Computing Awards ceremony for the Western Missouri & Kansas affiliate was held at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO. on February 8, 2019. The event was sponsored by NetApp of Wichita and Northwest Missouri State University.

Agenda:
12:00-12:45pm Check in and Ice Breaker
1:00-1:15pm Welcome and Introduction
1:15-1:20pm Girls in Tech video
1:20-2:00pm Keynote Speaker
2:00-2:45pm Speed Networking, Parents' Roundtable
2:45-3:30pm Award Ceremony for Winners, Honorable Mention and Educator of the Year
3:30-4:00pm Closing remarks followed by Reception, Group Photo, Red Chair Photos

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – Western Missouri and Kansas Affiliate:
• Samantha Baker, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO.
• Angelica Comahig, Topeka High School, Topeka, KS.
• Lauren Dowdell, Shawnee Mission West High School, Shawnee Mission, MO.
• Noelle Green, Staley High School, Kansas City, MO.
• Alexandria Hill, Fort Osage High School, Independence, MO.
• Aalisha Hoskin, Manual Career & Technical Center, Kansas City, MO.
• Shelby Jones, Baldwin High School, Baldwin City, KS.
• Aamna Khan, Summit Technology Academy, Lee’s Summit, MO.
• Samantha Kriesel, Summit Technology Academy, Lee’s Summit, MO.
• Karen Le, Blue Valley High School, Overland Park, KS.
• Keshvi Mahalingam, Staley High School, Kansas City North, MO.
• Mia McCoy, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO.
• Chayanne Sandoval-Williams, Grandview High School, Grandview, MO (also a National Winner)
• Zoey Sears, Lee's Summit High School, Lee's Summit, MO.
• Grace Siegfried, Staley High School, Kansas City North, MO.
• Shelby Soukup, Lee’s Summit North High School, Lee’s Summit, MO.
• Haley Specht, Blue Valley Southwest High School, Overland Park, KS.
• Carolyn Tran, Andover High School, Andover, KS.
• Caelen Walker, Ft. Osage Career & Technology Center , Independence, MO.
• Lailah Weatherspoon, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit, MO.

Congratulations to the 2019 Honorable Mention recipients of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – Western Missouri and Kansas Affiliate:
• Trinity Cobb, Maryville High School, Maryville, MO.
• Annabelle, Colombo, Saint Teresa's Academy, Kansas City, MO.
• Riley Delancy, Olathe East Senior High School, Olathe, KS.
• Katie Dustin, Lee's Summit High School, Lee's Summit, MO.
• Paige Ellefsen, Camdenton High, Camdenton, MO.
• Charlotte Hall, Liberty High School, Liberty, MO.
• Ashlyn Hanson, Park Hill High School, Kansas City, MO.
• Alice Le, Manhattan High School, Manhattan, KS.
• Elise Lovell, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, KS.
• Kyra McCabe, Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO.
• Sarah Miller, Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hill, MO.
• Desirée Moy, Grandview High School, Grandview, MO.
• Thao Nguyen, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, KS.
• Hannah Poe, Shawnee Mission South High, Overland Park, KS.
• Lura Rider, Lees Summit Community Christian School, Lee's Summit, MO.
• Anjali Roy, Blue Valley Southwest High School, Overland Park, KS.
• Rachel Thomas, Liberty High School, Liberty, MO.
• Katelyn Waller, Oak Grove High School, Oak Grove, MO.

Finally, congratulations to the 2019 Rising Stars of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing – Western Missouri and Kansas Affiliate:
• Anna Crook, kSummit Christian Academy, Lee's Summit, MO.
• Emily Hemsath, Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, KS.
• Sydney Trull, Lee's Summit West High School, Lee's Summit, MO.

Please contact Bridget Quinn (Bridget.Quinn@ncwit.org) or Judy Mullins (mullinsj@umkc.edu) with any questions about the Western Missouri & Kansas community.