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Burnsville High School junior receives national recognition for computing

Burnsville High School junior Fiona Chow received the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) and earned recognition at the national level.

Fiona was selected to receive this award based on her demonstrated interest and achievement in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance and plans for post-secondary education.

”Fiona has demonstrated her passion for the science and computing field through her involvement in technology events, the creation of Android Apps when she was part of a team event that received first place in the Congressional App Challenge last year, and her programming ability,” said technology teacher Cindy Drahos.

Fiona will receive recognition at an award event, and receive a special certificate of distinction award, scholarship and internship opportunities and access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community (sponsored by Bloomberg).

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The multi-tiered structure includes recognition at the national and local levels, serving all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases.

The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and Symantec.