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Computing awards go to six Northwood School students

LAKE PLACID — Six Northwood School students were honored at the regional level of the National Center for Women and Information Technology’s Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The award honors ninth- to 12th-grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests. The multi-tiered structure includes Winner, Honorable Mention, Rising Star, and Certificate of Distinction designations at National and Regional Affiliate levels.

The winners at Northwood School, a private high school in Lake Placid, at the Regional Affiliate award level are as follows:

¯ Emilie Venne — Winner

¯ Angie Castillo — Honorable Mention

¯ Braelyn Tebo — Honorable Mention

¯ Kate Hagness — Honorable Mention

¯ Lexi Hooper — Rising Star

¯ Miranda Bookman — Rising Star

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.

The award structure covers all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and all U.S. overseas military bases. Regional Affiliate Award programs are hosted in 79 locations nationwide by NCWIT Alliance member organizations: universities, companies, nonprofit groups and government organizations.