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

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NCWIT proudly announced the 2020 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) national recipients, honoring four hundred high school women from 48 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 4,700 amazing, talented young applicants.

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 6-8, 2020 for a celebration and networking with Bank of America employees.

View a complete list of the 2020 national winners here: view list. A complete list of 2020 honorable mentions are available here: view list.
 

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.

 

 

 

2020 National Winners

• Adriana Alcindor: Saugus, MA, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
• Perisa Ashar: Glen Allen, VA, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School
• Dejauhnae Beadle: Charlotte, NC, Independence High School
• Elizabeth Berenguer: Hialeah, FL, José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy
• Mireille Boumedine: St. Thomas, VI, Peter Gruber International Academy
• Kary Cabrera: Inglewood, CA, Lennox Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy
• Julia Christina Camacho: Plano, TX, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
• Maria Cheriyan: Farmington Hills, MI, Detroit Country Day School
• Sarah Chocron: Wichita, KS, Wichita Collegiate School
• Xitlali Cruz: Chelan, WA, Chelan High School
• Kathryn Dark: Salt Lake City, UT, Rowland Hall
• Maya De Los Santos: New Milford, NJ, Bergen County Academies
• Meredith Delatorre: Homestead, FL, Miami Coral Park High School
• Sanskriti Deva: Charlotte, NC, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
• Kavi Dolasia: Mill Valley, CA, Tamalpais High School
• Natalie Friede: Fayetteville, AR, The New School
• Amulya Garimella: Pittsburgh, PA, Fox Chapel Area High School
• Makayla Gates: Peralta, NM, Valencia High School
• Robyn George: Menomonee Falls, WI, Menomonee Falls High School
• Anusha Ghosh: San Jose, CA, Presentation High School
• Carolina Gonzalez: Los Angeles, CA, Girls Academic Leadership Academy
• Charlotte Gorgemans: Boulder, CO, Boulder High School
• Erica Hsueh: Irvine, CA, Northwood High School
• Maya Hunter: Centennial, CO, Cherry Creek High School
• Kathleen Julca: JBLM, WA, Lt. General William H. Harrison Preparatory School
• Shreeya Khurana: Potomac, MD, Montgomery Blair High School
• Maria Larina: Friendswood, TX, Friendswood High School
• Joanna Liu: Chandler, AZ, BASIS Chandler
• Rachel Loberger: Hillsboro, OR, Liberty High School
• Sofiya Lysenko: Huntingdon Valley, PA, Abington Senior High School
• Maya Maciel-Seidman: Old Bethpage, NY, Bethpage High School
• Jayda Murray: Memphis, TN, Faith Heritage Christian Academy
• Adunola Oladeji: Alpharetta, GA, Homeschool
• Lucinda Quintal: San Leandro, CA, The Quarry Lane School
• Maryssa Rodriguez: Johnson Lake, NE, Lexington High School
• Haley Sanchez: Lutz, FL, Steinbrenner High School
• DaiGianna Williams: Chicago, IL, Lane Technical High School
• Troy Womack-Henderson: Las Vegas, NV, Odyssey Charter High School
• Stephanie Yen: Beachwood, OH, Beachwood High School
• Shirley Zhu: Houston, TX, Bellaire High School

 

 

2020 Honorable Mentions

Amina Abdalla
Round Rock, TX
Audrey Douglas
South Haven, MN
Janice Kim
Livingston, NJ
Sirihaasa Nallamothu
Normal, IL
Hanin Shakeel
Plano, TX
Kimberly Agosto
Brooklyn, NY
Alexis Ducote
Sugar Hill, GA
Song Eun Kim
West Lafayette, IN
Ramya Namuduri
Frisco, TX
Vivian Shao
Pittsburgh, PA
Abril Aguilar-Lopez
Escondido, CA
Meghna Dutta
Pullman, WA
Cella Kove
New Canaan, CT
Sathvika Narasimhan
Woodstock, GA
Gina Shapiro
Santa Barbara, CA
Divya Aikat
Chapel Hill, NC
Akilah Easley
Lawrenceville, GA
Isabelle Kramar
Mequon, WI
Lakshmi Kameswari Lahari Nidadavolu
Redmond, WA
Darrah Sheehan
Charlottesville, VA
Olamiposi Ajao
Greenfield, MA
Madeline Estey
Morristown, NJ
Anjali Kumar
Chesterfield, MO
Sabrina Noborikawa
Miami, FL
Anagha Shenoy
Portland, OR
Sadhika Akula
San Ramon, CA
Yamilett Estrada-Reyes
Chicago, IL
Aparna Kumar
Morganville, NJ
Divya Nori
Roswell, GA
Hailey Shewprasad
Mahwah, NJ
Tunmise Alabi
Roselle, NJ
Taylor Fang
Logan, UT
Asmi Kumar
Milton, GA
Ndidiamaka Nwosu
Frisco, TX
Anita Shiva
Sugar Land, TX
Shelby Alexander
Kalamazoo, MI
Frieda Farias
San Antonio, TX
Kirthi Kumar
Oak Hill, VA
Kayla O'Donnell
Kalamazoo, MI
Hanaa Siddiqui
Murphy, TX
Hawiya Ali
Minneapolis, MN
Ashley Flores
New York, NY
Abigail Kunkle
Saint Paul, MN
Katherine Ochoa
Houston, TX
Jemma Siegel
Westport, CT
Doonyah Alucozai
West Lafayette, IN
Alexis Fry
New York, NY
Katrina Kuo
Honolulu, HI
Rebecca Oet
Solon, OH
Jimena Sifuentes
Bakersfield, CA
Evelyn Alvarez
El Paso, TX
Sarah Fung
Manchester, NH
Sruthi Kurada
Littleton, MA
Kamryn Ohly
Sandusky, OH
Aishwarya Sitaraman
Brea, CA
Elicea Alvisio
Westminster, CO
Valerie Gadapati
Charlotte, NC
Neeha Kurelli
Sugar Land, TX
Alice Olivares
Springdale, AR
Anupama Sitaraman
Amherst, MA
Sarah Aman
Aberdeen, SD
Fernanda Galvez Orozco
Carrollton, TX
Jueun Kwon
Closter, NJ
Fabiola Olivas
Longmont, CO
Bailee Sjostrom
Missoula, MT
Kavya Anbarasu
Sharon, MA
Naomie Gao
Mason, OH
Mia Ladolcetta
Holmdel, NJ
Anna Orgel
San Francisco, CA
Alexandra Slabakis
New York, NY
Ariana Arce
Caguas, PR
Janet Garcia
Grandview, MO
Aria Lakhmani
Fremont, CA
Alma Orozco
Phoenix, AZ
Abigail Smith
Cary, NC
natalya archbold
Buford, GA
Elizabeth Garcia-Gonzalez
Springdale, AR
Elizabeth Landin
San Augustine, TX
Akua Osei
Windsor Mill, MD
Bria Smith
Oklahoma City, OK
Anika Attaluri
Chandler, AZ
Kathleen Ge
Tucson, AZ
Quinn Langford
Round Rock, TX
Ana Pacheco
Orlando, FL
Rowan Smith
Cary, NC
Ari Avant
Hendersonville, TN
Gianna Germain
Cicero, NY
Paige Larson
Metuchen, NJ
Shelby Palmer
Dyer, IN
Urszula Solarz
Brooklyn, NY
Yarency Avelar
Oakland, CA
Mary Ghebremeskal
Minneapolis, MN
Paridhi Latawa
Austin, TX
Rucheng Pan
Brookfield, WI
Manasi Soman
Hillsborough, NJ
Alexis Axon
New Canaan, CT
Sara Burns Gibson
Walterboro, SC
Ciarah Lebron
El Paso, TX
Somya Pandey
Cary, NC
Savannah Sorenson
Tucson, AZ
Anushka Bagad
Alpharetta, GA
Shreya Godishala
Middleton, WI
Cindy Ledezma
Springdale, AR
Emily Pang
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Anahita Srinivasan
Fremont, CA
Aishwarya Balaji
Morrisville, NC
Allison Goehringer
Wellesley, MA
Jimin Lee
Irvine, CA
Jillian Parrino
Albertson, NY
Vidhi Srivastava
Redlands, CA
Ella Ballou
Reading, VT
Lavanya Goel
Somerville, MA
Jolene Lee
South Pasadena, CA
Mallika Parulekar
Palo Alto, CA
Kate Stack
Glenview, IL
Alondra Baquier
El Paso, TX
Grace Goff
Lexington, KY
Soomin Lee
Tamuning, GU
Justine Pendergraft
Camas, WA
Jade Steele
Danville, CA
Joselin Barbosa
Dallas, TX
Liliana Gordon
Waldorf, MD
Anais Levi
Chagrin Falls, OH
Samantha Perez
El Paso, TX
Katherine Stevo
Wellesley, MA
Alexandra Baril
Beverly Hills, CA
Lauren Greenhill
Severn, MD
Angela Li
Audubon, PA
Annie Pham
San Diego, CA
Isabella Talijancic
San Antonio, TX
Helen Bartels
New Berlin, WI
Alejandra Gruber
San Juan, PR
Bridget Li
Austin, TX
Lily Pham
Orlando, FL
Fikir Teklemedhin
Salt Lake City, UT
Samprikta Basu
Issaquah, WA
Katherine Gu
Newark, DE
Christina Li
Haverhill, MA
Jackie Piepkorn
Brea, CA
Anuragi Thapliya
Falls Church, VA
Abigail Batinga
Burien, WA
Yilan Gu
Lexington, MA
Annie Liang
Wynnewood, PA
Kundana Pillari
Redmond, WA
Nicole Tian
San Jose, CA
Hannah Bauer
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Nimisha Gupta
Yorktown Heights, NY
Athena Liao
Vinton, VA
Sanjitha Prabakaran
Ashburn, VA
Andrea Toba
Frisco, TX
Meghna Behari
Sewickley, PA
Ana Gutierrez
Hialeah, FL
Nathania Lim
Sammamish, WA
Lekha Punya
Ashburn, VA
Marcella Todd
Mobile, AL
Shirley Benedict
Chantilly, VA
Meghana Guttikonda
Ashburn, VA
Molly Limaye
Wayne, PA
Kaitlyn Rahn
Purcellville, VA
Elnaz Toreihi
Orlando, FL
Ashanti Benons
Brooklyn, NY
Gianna Guzzo
Suffield, CT
Sophia Lin
Bellevue, WA
Suhani Ramchandra
Jamestown, NC
Teni Toriola
Wildwood, MO
Panya Bhinder
Dublin, OH
Kittson Hamill
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Katie Liu
Maple Grove, MN
Subashri Ramesh
Rochester, MI
Thi Truong
Tucson, AZ
Sera Biju
Alpharetta, GA
Daphne Han
Kingwood, TX
Megan Liu
Collierville, TN
Norah Rami
Sugar Land, TX
Emily Tsai
Moorestown, NJ
Julia Biswas
Los Altos, CA
Lu Han
Charlottesville, VA
Sherry Liu
Charlotte, NC
Sheyla Ramirez
Henderson, NV
Somto Unini
Colleyville, TX
Noor Boukari
Dover, DE
Hannah Hannah
Los Angeles, CA
Emily Lo
Wellesley, MA
Michelle Ramos Hernandez
Tucson, AZ
Anuja Uppuluri
Austin, TX
Raven Boyland
Bellevue, NE
Mitra Harpale
Mountain Lakes, NJ
Megan Loh
Placentia, CA
Jyoti Rani
San Jose, CA
Sahana Vandayar
Maple Grove, MN
Jordyn Bracey
Chicago, IL
Kate Harris
Saint Paul, MN
Sadhana Lolla
Clarksburg, MD
Shruthi Ravichandran
Westlake, OH
Erin Vazquez
Boca Raton, FL
Emi Brown
Champaign, IL
Dina Hashash
Urbana, IL
Paean Luby
New Orleans, LA
Alexis Raya
Yorba Linda, CA
Carolina Verde
Naples, FL
Dina Brustein
Livingston, NJ
Elizabeth Hernandez
Santa rosa, CA
Kaitlyn Ludlam
Fleming Island, FL
Palitha Reddy
Coppell, TX
Annika Viswesh
Palo Alto, CA
Molly Cantillon
Livingston, NJ
Madeline Hickman
San Antonio, TX
Vaughn Luthringer
Moraga, CA
Adriana Reyes
Austin, TX
Jennifer Vizueth
Fort Mitchell, AL
Hang Cao
Westminster, CA
Khloe Hill
Sandy Hook, CT
Katherine Lyons
Tallahassee, FL
Elizabeth Rhonemus
Owens Cross Roads, AL
Alexandra von der Goltz
Key Biscayne, FL
Jocelyn Carlos Tovar
Escondido, CA
Mia Hines
Villa Ridge, MO
Risa Maida
Houston, TX
Arianna Richardson
Bowie, MD
Mei von Kaenel
Princeton, NJ
Ximena Castillo
Orland Park, IL
Zoe Hite
Annandale, VA
Ishika Majumder
Dublin, OH
Karen Rizo
Las Vegas, NV
Madeleine Waldie
Sunnyvale, CA
Samantha Chajon
Lennox, CA
Jennifer Ho
Fullerton, CA
Priya Malhotra
Austin, TX
Isabella K.A. Rolfe
Greenwich, CT
Sharon Wambu
Corona, CA
Kenna Chase
Escondido, CA
Isabella Hochschild
San Francisco, CA
Mahathi Mangipudi
Bellevue, WA
Julia Ruiz
Hacienda Heights, CA
Cindy Wang
St. Louis, MO
Jordan Chavez
Lakewood, CO
Bebe Holloway
Birmingham, AL
Sophie Maniscalco
St. Louis, MO
Mina Ryumae
Union, KY
Felicia Wang
Farmington, CT
Cynthia Chen
Cupertino, CA
Sabrina Hubbard
Chicago, IL
Phaedra Manuel
Hoover, AL
Snigdha Saha
Irvine, CA
Grace Wang
Houston, TX
Nicole Chen
Greenwood Village, CO
Megan Huersers
Winslow, ME
Lesly Mares Castro
kalamazoo, MI
Aliyah Sahal
Blaine, MN
Sophia Wang
Woodbridge, CT
Sarah Chen
Andover, MA
Alyssa Huntington
West Richland, WA
Alex Marsh
Sparks, NV
Shivani Sahni
Cupertino, CA
Tiffany Wang
Brecksville, OH
Vanna Chen
Sugar Land, TX
Hailey Hurd
Chicago, IL
Anne McDonald
Bellevue, WA
Saanchi Sampath
Charlotte, NC
Vivian Wang
Yorba Linda, CA
Iva Chho
park city, UT
Alexandra Jakucewicz
Chicago, IL
Jade McGee
Hoover, AL
Kamila Sanabria
Gurabo, PR
Tina Wen
Redmond, WA
Sylvia Chin
Foster City, CA
Meghan Janicki
West Warwick, RI
Sage Meadows
Manhattan Beach, CA
Carina Sanborn
Ann Arbor, MI
Kayla Wilson
Las Cruces, NM
Victoria Chin
Omaha, NE
Advika Jayanti
Lutz, FL
Miriam Medrano
Las Vegas, NV
Doris Sanchez
Lawrenceville, GA
Amelia Wissink
Chicago, IL
Anoushka Chintada
Fairfax, VA
Claire Jensen
Minneapolis, MN
Nadine Meister
Ellicott City, MD
Jayden Sansom
Pittsboro, NC
Sophia Wong
Reno, NV
Justina Chua
Vernon Hills, IL
Devishi Jha
Valparaiso, IN
Emily Mendoza
Chicago, IL
Shreya Santhanagopalan
Ellicott City, MD
Sierra Wyllie
Lexington, KY
Elizabeth Chwialkowski
Parker, CO
Jina Jiang
Oak Ridge, TN
Isabella Mendoza
Longmont, CO
Anesha Santhanam
Edison, NJ
Anna Xia
Livingston, NJ
Sophie Cisse
Silver Spring, MD
Mary Jiang
Westland, MI
Alexa Merkens
Roswell, GA
Sahana Sasikumar
Bellevue, WA
Helen Xie
Lubbock, TX
Berline Civil
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nathaly Jose-Maria
Canton, GA
Shanti Mickens
Eagle, ID
Miranda Scardina
Austin, TX
Yi Xie
Flushing, NY
Caitlyn Coloma
Las Vegas, NV
Hema Kanoujia
Jacksonville, FL
Annabella Miller
Park City, UT
Cadence Schiffer
San Diego, CA
Bella Xu
Sugar Land, TX
Valeria Contreras
El Paso, TX
Meghana Karthic
New Albany, OH
Erica Miller
Sugar Land, TX
Kristina Schiffman
Park CIty, UT
Ellen Yang
Newton, MA
Aboli Dahiwadkar
Ellicott City, MD
Manat Kaur
Menlo Park, CA
Jenica Miller
Floyds Knobs, IN
Alana Schmalzried-Lugo
Olathe, KS
Janice Yang
San Ramon, CA
Ricarda Dallmann
Newton, MA
Simarpreet Kaur
Martinez, CA
Emma Mirnics
Omaha, NE
Sophi Schneider
Dresher, PA
Rhitishah Yuva Raju
Sacramento, CA
Pranati Dani
Redmond, WA
Caroline Kenney
Pittsburgh, PA
Niyami Mitchell
Elkhart, IN
Emma Scott
Webster Groves, MO
Christine Zeng
Troy, MI
Jordan Davidson
Denver, CO
Madison Kenney
Sharpsburg, GA
Fernanda Molina
Falls Church, VA
Zoey Sears
Lees Summit, MO
Claire Zhang
Seattle, WA
Tristen Davis
Hillsboro, IA
Zoie Keys
Hot Springs, AR
Alexandria Moreland
Pittsburgh, PA
Meg Sebastian
Eagan, MN
Jessica(shiyuan) Zhang
Troy, NY
Zainab Dawodu
Frederick, MD
Anna Khakhalina
Tivoli, NY
Amrita Moturi
San Diego, CA
Swathi Senthil
McDonald, PA
Ruijia Zhang
Las Vegas, NV
Paulette Del Valle
Caguas, PR
Ariba Khan
Queens Village, NY
Angela Mu
Gaithersburg, MD
Natasha Setiadi
Sugar Hill, GA
Michelle Zhao
Las Vegas, NV
Avani Dhuri
Lilburn, GA
Priya Khandelwal
San Diego, CA
Sreya Muppalla
Cupertino, CA
Sarah Sexton
Indianapolis, IN
Yixuan (Lucy) Zhou
New York, NY
Malini Digno
Springdale, AR
Shreeja Kikkisetti
Chantilly, VA
Riteka Murugesh
Sunnyvale, CA
Alyssa Shah
New York, NY
Annie Zhu
Houston, TX
Tate Donnelly
Needham, MA
Audrey Kim
Demarest, NJ
Amelie Nagle
Oak Ridge, TN
Hetvi Shah
Little Rock, AR
Cindy Zhu
Greenville, NC

 

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