Four Hundred U.S. High School Women Are Recognized for Technological Achievements

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The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Selects National Recipients of the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC)

NCWIT proudly announced the 2019 NCWIT Award for AiC national recipients, honoring four hundred women in high school from all 50 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 women in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to receive recognition for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. This year, 40 winners and 360 honorable mentions were selected from more than 4,300 amazing, talented young women.

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 a trip to Bank of America headquarters on March 8-9, 2019 for a celebration and networking with Bank of America employees.

View a complete list of the 2019 national winners here: view list. A complete list of 2019 honorable mentions are available here: view list.

The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and Symantec.

 

 

2019 National Winners

• Destiny Adams: Fairburn, Georgia, North Springs Charter High School
• Ivanska Báez Cartagena: Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Escuela Secundaria Especializada en Ciencias, Matemáticas y Tecnología de Caguas (CIMATEC)
• Rebecca Button: Milford, Virginia, Caroline High School
• Aja Capel: Urbana, Illinois, Urbana High School
• Alexa Carroll: Florissant, Missouri, North Technical High School
• Hope Chambers: Lawton, Oklahoma, Homeschool
• Victoria Dameus: Lauderhill, Florida, Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED
• Gia Douglass: Sarasota, Florida, Pine View School
• Diana Espindola: North Bay Village, Florida, Mast Academy
• Meghan Flynn: Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Academy for Information Technology
• Meredith Givan: West Lafayette, Indiana, West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School
• Megan Goulet: West Hartford, Connecticut, Conard High School
• Karly Hou: Palo Alto, California, Henry M. Gunn High School
• Katherine Huang: Lowell, Massachusetts, Lowell High School
• Amiyah Hunter: Apple Valley, Minnesota, Roseville Area High School
• Emily Jin: Los Angeles, California, North Hollywood Senior High School
• Salma Kamni: Palos Hills, Illinois, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
• Emma Koslow: Warren, New Jersey, Gill St. Bernard's School
• Sahana Kumar: San Diego, California, Francis Parker School
• Daphne Liu: Sandy, Utah, West High School
• Olivia Logan: Johns Creek, Georgia, Johns Creek High School
• Jacquelyn Lopez: Chicago, Illinois, Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School
• Katherine McPhie: Irvine, California, University High School
• Folasade Oyekenu: Munford, Alabama, Munford High School
• Kristen Palmer: Brooklyn, New York, Poly Prep Country Day School
• Mariana Ritchie: Richmond, Virginia, Deep Run High School
• Olivia Rothgeb: Concord, North Carolina, Cox Mill High School
• Wendy Sandoval: El Paso, Texas, Montwood High School
• Chayanne Sandoval-Williams: Grandview, Missouri, Grandview High School
• Sayli Satpute: Yorktown Heights, New York, Yorktown High School
• Anika Singh: Austin, Texas, Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School
• Savitha Srinivasan: Bellevue, Washington, Interlake High School
• Anna Sun: Canton, Michigan, Detroit Country Day School
• Stephanie Tena Meza: Salinas, California, Salinas High School
• Makenna Turner: Lafayette, Colorado, Peak to Peak Charter School
• Jessica Xu Wang: Mason, Ohio, Mason High School
• Breanna Widner: Las Cruces, New Mexico, Las Cruces High School
• Elaine Yang: Portland, Oregon, Sunset High School
• Nobline Yoo: Silver Spring, Maryland, Montgomery Blair High School
• Amy Zhou: Collierville, Tennessee, Collierville High School

 

 

2019 Honorable Mentions

Manasa Akella
New Albany, OH
Archika Dogra
Bellevue, WA
Martha Kemp-Neilson
New Rochelle, NY
Amy Ouyang
Audubon, PA
Tarini Srikanth
Redmond, WA
Adriana Alcindor
Chelsea, MA
Kavi Dolasia
Mill Valley, CA
Madison Kenney
Sharpsburg, GA
Alexandra Paez
San Antonio, TX
Chitra Srinivasan
Cary, NC
Esther Alexandre
Miami, FL
Kyrie Doniz
Houston, TX
Lauren Kidman
Palos Verdes, CA
Arianna Pahlavan
Glen Head, NY
Rachel Stange
Stephens City, VA
Marissa Angell
Provo, UT
Tate Donnelly
Needham, MA
Charissa Kim
Yorba Linda, CA
Esther Palacios Herzog
Lakewood, CO
Hana Stauss
Newport Beach, CA
Alice Ao
Suwanee, GA
Ria Doshi
Cupertino, CA
Iris Kim
River Edge, NJ
Shelby Palmer
Dyer, IN
Miya Stauss
Newport Beach, CA
Ariana Arce
Caguas, PR
Aida Doucoure
Roanoke, VA
Janice Kim
Livingston, NJ
Annie Pan
San Jose, CA
Olivia Steger
Palisades, NY
Elizabeth Arnold
Scottsdale, AZ
Itohan Ero
Gardena, CA
Janise Kim
Pittsburgh, PA
Mallika Parulekar
Palo Alto, CA
Hunter Stewart
Sherwood, OR
Yarency Avelar
Oakland, CA
Elisabeth Espinoza
Atascosa, TX
Gurmehr Klair
San Jose, CA
Shivani Pasricha
Irvine, CA
Sabrina Stone
West Hills, CA
Aishwarya Balaji
Morrisville, NC
Crista Falk
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Christy Koh
Dublin, CA
Avika Patel
Irvine, CA
Samantha Stone
Bethel, CT
Cady Baltz
Germantown, TN
Alice Feng
San Jose, CA
Samantha Konigsberg
New York, NY
Krisha Patel
Elk Grove Village, IL
Grace Su
Shoreview, MN
Shresta Bangaru
Herndon, VA
Aracelis Figueroa
Hartford, CT
Neha Krishnakumar
Fairfax, VA
Pooja Patel
Morrisville, NC
Shyla Summers
La Crescenta, CA
Anuva Banwasi
Palo Alto, CA
Margherita Firenze
Indianapolis, IN
Saanika Kulkarni
West Windsor, NJ
Diya Pathak
Cupertino, CA
Ashwini Suriyaprakash
Sunnyvale, CA
Alexandra Baril
Beverly Hills, CA
Victoria Fletes
Carmel, CA
Asmi Kumar
Milton, GA
Seema Patil
Saint Louis, MO
Jenevieve Surkin
Greenville, NC
Naith Barrios
Saint George, UT
Erin Floresca
Draper, UT
Priyanka Kumar
Latham, NY
Maria Patni
Lisle, IL
Priya Talreja
Fremont, CA
Serenity Bassett
Sacramento, CA
Tamia Freeman
Washington, NJ
Sandra Kurian
Cumming, GA
Kayleigh Patterson
Stratford, CT
Autumn Tan
Plano, TX
Samprikta Basu
Issaquah, WA
Natalie Friede
Fayetteville, AR
Amrita Lakhanpal
Birmingham, AL
Hazel Pearson
Seattle, WA
Taruni Tangirala
SugarLand, TX
Abigail Batinga
Burien, WA
Elaine Fu
Eads, TN
Bhargavi Lanka
Robbinsville, NJ
Justine Pendergraft
Camas, WA
Quincy Taylor
Provo, UT
Hannah Bauer
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Sarah Fujimori
Menlo Park, CA
Crystal Lee
Fairfax, VA
Samantha Perez
El Paso, TX
Katherine Tian
Cupertino, CA
Elizabeth Berenguer
Hialeah, FL
Serena Gandhi
Fort Worth, TX
Jimin Lee
Irvine, CA
Katherine Perry
Midland, MI
Kamille Tipan
East Elmhurst, NY
Zoe Berg
Lakeville, MN
Gabi Garcia
Portland, OR
Valerie Lee
Simsbury, CT
Serenity Phillips
Oak Ridge, NC
Sofia Tomov
Knoxville, TN
Sadie Bernstein
Pacific Palisades, CA
Ofelia Noemi Garcia
Inglewood, CA
Annel Amelia Leon
Corvallis, OR
Preeti Pidatala
Maple Grove, MN
Sophia Torrellas
Champaign, IL
Maggie Bevins
Franklin, TN
Amulya Garimella
Pittsburgh, PA
Annel Andrea Leon Tenorio
Corvallis, OR
Shriya Pingali
Salt Lake City, UT
Thalia Tsai
Bellevue, WA
Khushi Bhansali
Rockville, MD
Robyn George
Menomonee Falls, WI
Elizabeth Lesher
Natick, MA
Cameron Pirozzi
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Clare Tuch
Seattle, WA
Ipshita Bhatnagar
Clarksburg, MD
Mary Ghebremeskal
Minneapolis, MN
Brittany Leslie
League City, TX
Karina Popovich
Brooklyn, NY
Sumana Turimella
Westfield, NJ
Sera Biju
Alpharetta, GA
Anusha Ghosh
San Jose, CA
Laura Lewis
Uwchland, PA
Victoria Porter
Woodstock, GA
Nazari Tuyo
Cambridge, MA
Jasmine Bilir
Lakewood, CO
Anneliese Givan
West Lafayette, IN
Anna Li
Rego Park, NY
Eva Prakash
San Jose, CA
Isabela Valdes
Wellington, FL
Davita Bird
Longmont, CO
Siya Goel
West Lafayette, IN
Bridget Li
Austin, TX
Anika Pruthi
Piscataway, NJ
Pranali Vani
Champaign, IL
Akhila Boda
Lewis Center, OH
Edith Gonzalez-Mora
Ridgeville, SC
Kate Liang
Plano, TX
Anna Puca
Kalamazoo, MI
Riya Varshney
Edison, NJ
Mireille Boumedine
St. Thomas, VI
Medha Gupta
Herndon, VA
Alisa Lin
Addison, TX
Victoria Puck-Karam
Annandale, VA
Shruti Verma
San Diego, CA
Penny Brant
Durham, NH
Meili Gupta
Bethesda, MD
Diangen Lin
South Pasadena, CA
Aditi Purandare
Kennett Square, PA
Rachel Voirin
Dallas, TX
Mariah Brecheisen
Chicago, IL
Nikita Gupta
Smyrna, GA
Makenna Lindsay
Rocky Hill, CT
Isha Puri
Chappaqua, NY
Rebecca Von Ruden
Dousman, WI
Dina Brustein
Livingston, NJ
Tavona Guy
Canal Winchester, OH
Amanda Liu
Bethesda, MD
Sonia Purohit
Branchburg, NJ
Kennedi Wade
Pittsburgh, PA
Kary Cabrera
Inglewood, CA
Mia Hagood
Ashburn, VA
Shelly Liu
Concord, MA
Michelle Qin
Santa Barbara, CA
Madeleine Waldie
Sunnyvale, CA
Molly Cantillon
Livingston, NJ
Poorva Halbe
Eden Prairie, MN
Megan Loh
Placentia, CA
Rachel Quijano
Miami, FL
Angelica Walker
Merced, CA
Isha Chakraborty
Cupertino, CA
Grace Hansen
Eagan, MN
Emily Lu
Lincolnshire, IL
Adithi Raghavan
Sammamish, WA
kiara walker
West Haven, CT
Saivasudha Chalasani
Normal, IL
McKayla Hartman
Newmarket, NH
Kaitlyn Ludlam
Fleming Island, FL
Shreyaa Raghavan
Sharon, MA
Katherine Walsh
Altamonte Springs, FL
Ramya Challa
Sammamish, WA
Helen He
Austin, TX
Sofiya Lysenko
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Aishwarya Rajesh
Princeton Junction, NJ
Annie Wang
Bayside, NY
Sai Vishudhi Chandrasekhar
Flushing, NY
Adaya Head
Philadelphia, PA
Izzie Mack
Minneapolis, MN
Aparna Rajesh
Princeton Junction, NJ
Annie Wang
Mason, OH
Allison Chang
Ambler, PA
Leanne Henry
Howell, MI
Emmaline Mai
San Jose, CA
Sreshtaa Rajesh
Northborough, MA
Christine Wang
Brea, CA
Savanna Chapman
South Ozone Park, NY
Lauryn Hernandez
San Antonio, TX
Srija Makkapati
Ellicott City, MD
Priti Rangnekar
San Jose, CA
Cindy Wang
St. Louis, MO
Shruti Chari
San Diego, CA
Sophia Hetts
Fullerton, CA
Mriganka Mandal
Charlottesville, VA
Rebecca Oet Rebecca
Solon, OH
Crystal Wang
Elmhurst, NY
Citlaly Chavez
Salt Lake City, UT
Miriam Hiestand
McKinney, TX
Shreya Mani
Saratoga, CA
Lucy Rexrode
Chapel Hill, NC
Sarah Wang
Fairfax, VA
Jennifer Chavez
El Paso, TX
Laurel Hilger
Fairfield, IA
Mrunali Manjrekar
San Jose, CA
Adriana Reyes
Austin, TX
Samantha Webb
Lafayette, CO
Cynthia Chen
Cupertino, CA
Tess Hintelmann
Little Silver, NJ
Aneesha Manocha
Chapel Hill, NC
Viviana Rivera
Las Piedras, PR
Maylis Whetsel
South Pasadena, CA
Hannah Chen
Cerritos, CA
Isabella Hochschild
San Francisco, CA
Shreya Mantha
Charlotte, NC
Sedona Rocher
Wexford, PA
DaiGianna Williams
Chicago, IL
Alexandra Chin
Foster City, CA
Lauren Hollis
Chicago, IL
Jocelyn Marencik
Glen Allen, VA
Mikayla Romero
Tucson, AZ
Amelia Wissink
Chicago, IL
Victoria Chin
Omaha, NE
Bethany Hsiao
Blacksburg, VA
Kelly Martinez
Chicago, IL
Anna Rowley
Charlottesville, VA
Tina Wong
Brooklyn, NY
Kalie Ching
Santa Clara, CA
Erica Hsueh
Irvine, CA
Rhea Mathew
Johns Creek, GA
Ilana Rubin
Orinda, CA
Sarah Wornow
Alamo, CA
Stephanie Cho
Temple City, CA
Danniell Hu
Ann Arbor, MI
Alexa Mathis
Stone Mountain, GA
Trisha Esther Ruiz
Orlando, FL
Tia Wren
Lawrenceville, GA
Sun A Cho
Cresskill, NJ
Sabrina Hubbard
Chicago, IL
Katja Maucec
Englewood, CO
Mina Ryumae
Union, KY
Alexandra Wright
Glen Allen, VA
Caroline Choi
Alameda, CA
Maya Hunter
Centennial, CO
Trinity Mauer
Sandy, UT
Sohinee Saha
Cupertino, CA
Hui Min Wu
Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Choi
Birmingham, AL
Jada Hunter-Hays
Hodgenvile, KY
Lottie Maynard
Dana, KY
Kaitlyn Sandor
Madison, CT
Audrey Xie
Palo Alto, CA
Sanmati Choudhary
Farmington, CT
Annika Huprikar
Deerfield, IL
Claire McDermott
Chicago, IL
Hailey Sango
Carmel, NY
Alison Xin
Solon, OH
Ashley Chu
Alameda, CA
Shaza Hussein
Rosemount, MN
Sanjana Meduri
Oakhill, VA
Anesha Santhanam
Edison, NJ
Bella Xu
Sugar Land, TX
Ashley Clarke
Bellaire, TX
Jaelyn Ioane
Tucson, AZ
Nadine Meister
Ellicott City, MD
Akila Saravanan
West Windsor, NJ
Emilie Xu
Broomfield, CO
Alex Comaniciu
Princeton Junction, NJ
Amelia Irvin
Jamestown, NC
Jade Meyer
New York, NY
Anushka Saxena
Lawrenceville, GA
Hanna Xu
Arlington, VA
Arianna Comes
Mesa, AZ
Miranda Irvine
Willis, TX
Josephine Miner
Scituate, RI
Indu Sen
Fayetteville, AR
Jessica Xu
Princeton Junction, NJ
Sarah Cooper
Hodgenville, KY
Sheila Iyer
Great falls, VA
Soumya Mishra
Chantilly, VA
Lizeth Sepulveda
Chicago, IL
Haley Yanez
Henderson, NV
Marisa de Cormier
Berryville, VA
Maria Izzi
Herndon, VA
Ayana Monroe
Columbia, MD
Sela Serafin
Park City, UT
Daphne Yang
Holmdel, NJ
Rose Coughlin
St. Louis, MO
Navya Janga
Austin, TX
Letizia Moro
Boise, ID
Alyssa Shah
New York, NY
Irene Yang
San Ramon, CA
Khadija Coulibaly
Cincinnati, OH
Helena Jiang
Gainesville, FL
Anna Mullenax
Tulsa, OK
Vonesha Shaik
Plainsboro, NJ
Jenny Yang
Exeter, NH
Nazaret Cuadros
New York, NY
Jennifer John
Redwood City, CA
Rachel Muppidi
Chantilly, VA
Siting (Christina) Shao
Cupertino, CA
Nicole Yarbrough
Portland, OR
Megan Cui
Mason, OH
Amira Johnson
Pittsburgh, PA
Vinathi Muthyala
East Windsor, NJ
Shefali Sharma
Algonquin, IL
Stephanie Yen
Beachwood, OH
Monique Armelle Dacanay
Raleigh, NC
Katie Johnson
Alexandria, VA
Sathvika Narasimhan
Woodstock, GA
Ishana Shastri
Germantown, MD
Alice Yu
Andover, MA
Ricarda Dallmann
Newton, MA
Melina Joseph
West Haven, CT
Eesha Nayak
Austin, TX
Shreya Shekhar
San Jose, CA
Kaitlyn Yu
Princeton, NJ
Saachi Dalvi
Hoffman Estates, IL
Emily Kang
Long Grove, IL
Sophia Nesamoney
Atherton, CA
Sharlene Shirali
Bellevue, WA
Amal Yusuf
Moundsview, MN
Debjani Das
Bronx, NY
Sara Kangaslahti
Pacific Palisades, CA
Anna Nesbitt
Pittsburgh, PA
Sakshi Shrivastava
Sunnyvale, CA
Rhitishah Yuva Raju
Sacramento, CA
Caroline Davis
Chesapeake, VA
Deepika Kannan
Oviedo, FL
Vi Nguyen
Oakton, VA
Daniela Shuman
Kirkland, WA
Julia Zhang
Nashua, NH
Hilaria Delgado
Sandy, UT
Neha Karna
Crystal Lake, IL
Divya Nori
Roswell, GA
Ariella Simoni
Beverly Hills, CA
Kailin Zhang
Ballwin, MO
Sanskriti Deva
Charlotte, NC
Samika Karthik
Simi Valley, CA
Varshini Odayar
Mason, OH
Bria Smith
Oklahoma City, OK
Jenny Zhao
Carmel, IN
Simrit Dhanjal
Milpitas, CA
Annaleise Kealiher
Bristow, VA
Kamryn Ohly
Sandusky, OH
Annie Snyder
Edina, MN
Jannie Zhong
Sunnyvale, CA
Avani Dhuri
Lilburn, GA
Soleil Kelly
Worcester, MA
Angelica Ortiz
Hartford, CT
Samantha Soto
Los Angeles, CA
Hannah Zhou
Palo Alto, CA

 

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