National Council of Women and Information Technology Announces Aspiration Winners
Huntsville High School once again leads the state in promoting young women in technology. This year only Hoover HS in the Birmingham area of Alabama have more young women honored by the NCWIT organization. National awardees from HHS include Kittson Hamill and Elisabeth Rhonemus receiving National Honorable Mention. Three other young ladies; Isabella Wiehe, Ariel Jones, and Aislinn Hamill received top state level awards.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on 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. Since 2007, nearly 14,000 students have received an Award for AiC.
The multi-tiered award structure includes Winner, Honorable Mention, Rising Star, and Certificate of Distinction designations at National and Regional Affiliate levels, serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.