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FCAHS Junior Selected for National Computing Award

Amulya Garimella

Fox Chapel Area High School junior Amulya Garimella has been named a winner of a 2020 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing.  She is one of 40 young women chosen from across the nation, and one of only two winners from Pennsylvania.  Additionally, junior Vivian Shao was one of 360 young women nationwide designated as an honorable mention winner.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes high school students in grades nine-12 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.  

More than 4,700 students applied for the award 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.  

The 2020 winners receive various prizes and Amulya also won a trip to Bank of America headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 6-8 to the National Award for the Aspirations in Computing Celebration.  The award is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, and the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

Since 2007, the NCWIT has honored nearly 14,000 students through the Award for Aspirations in Computing.