HHS Students Win AL Award for Aspirations in Computing
Courtesy James Morse, HHS
Juniors, Eva Aubel and Aislinn Hamill and Freshman, Loklinn Hamill have received the Alabama NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, powered by the National Center for Women and Information technology recognizes 9th through 12th grade women for their computing-related achievements and interests, as part of an effort to encourage a diverse range of students to choose computer related career fields.
Award recipients were selected from more than 3,500 applicants from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. overseas military bases, and Canada for their outstanding 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.
“Encouraging all students’ interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and unique perspectives to produce technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves,” said NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders.
Aislinn also received this award in 2021 and 2020.
Junior, Megan Quinn, received Honorable Mention recognition.