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Two CWDHS students and one teacher have won NCWIT Computing Awards

(Updated February 26, 2021)
February 23, 2021

FERGUS, Ontario – Two students at Centre Wellington District High School were recently named recipients of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award.

This award honours students in grades 9 to 12 who identify as women, genderqueer or non-binary for their computing-related achievements. Recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as well as their leadership experience and plans for post-secondary education.

Louise is one of the winners of this award, according to her teacher Tim King, “Louise is a spectacular technology student who operates well beyond in ICT, electronics and coding.  She’s the girl’s team captain for CyberTitan [team] this year.” To read Louise’s full profile, visit the Aspirations in Computing Award website.

Emily is the other winner of this award from CWDHS. According to King, “Emily is a founding member of our girls’ team and a CyberTitan National Champion as well as a Skills Ontario Provincial finalist in Robotics and Control Systems.” To read Emily’s full profile, visit the Aspirations in Computing Award website.

Emily and Louise are not the only winners at CWDHS, their teacher Tim King is being recognized as a recipient of an NCWIT Educator Award. This award is given to educators who have a strong commitment to diversity in Computer Science education. According to the awards committee King has done his part to inspire and empower students.

Congratulations Emily, Louise and Tim!

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