Tennessee: Middle and East

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the cancellation of on-campus events at Tennessee Tech, the Tennessee: Middle and East Affiliate held a virtual celebration on April 4th at 1:00 p.m. (CDT).  During the event, we recognized the achievements and aspirations of our 2019-2020 student and educator honorees. If you were not able to attend or just want to re-live the experience, you can view a recording of the event at: https://www.aspirations.org/content/middle-and-east-tennessee-awards-virtual-award-event-april-4-2020. 


The Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Tech University is proud to host the Middle and East Tennessee Award for Aspirations in Computing. Award recipients are selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. For information about the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program please visit www.aspirations.org. Please contact mjkosa@tntech.edu with any questions about the Middle and East Tennessee Affiliate of the Aspirations Award. Each qualified award winner and honorable mention will receive a variety of prizes and 2 plaques – 1 for the winner and 1 for her school.

The 2020 Middle and Tennessee Affiliate Review and Selection Committee selected the following young students as Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Rising Stars for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing - Middle and East Tennessee Affiliate.

Winners: Ari Avant Miracle Awonuga Angie Baird Khamiyah Brown Astra Burke Devon Campbell Sarah Cook Kierra Jennings Jina Jiang Jessica Mohr Amelie Nagle Alex Shanafield Astha Sinha Karen Soria Amarachi Waboso Meryl Ye

Honorable Mentions: Abi Austin Meredith Bevill Ashlee Bridges Lindsey Fiscor Lauralee Hix Deanna King Taylor Lynch Sarah Miller Julia Steed Lauren Thacker Amelia Thomson Jennifer Wu

Rising Stars: Eboni Cooley Megan Ely Natalie Templeton

Educator Winner: Jeffrey Wilkins - Hendersonville High School

Educator Honorable Mention: Mary Cooper - Heritage High School