Students Selected for National Computing Award
Two Fox Chapel Area High School students have been selected as National Honorable Mention recipients of the 2019 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. The students are sophomore Amulya Garimella and freshman Janise Kim. They are two of 400 winners selected from across the nation, and two of only 12 winners from Pennsylvania. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women for their demonstrated interests and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for postsecondary education. Amulya and Janise were chosen from more than 4,300 applicants from high schools representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible for the award and a total of 40 winners and 360 honorable mentions were given.
Since 2007, the NCWIT has honored thousands of young women. The national sponsor of the program is Bank of America.