Announcing Ten Minnesota High School Students Awarded National Technology Honors
The IT Center of Excellence partners with many businesses and organizations to inspire, engage, and empower high school students to become our next, best Minnesota-grown technology talent. This is the 11th year the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards Program (MNAiC), working under the umbrella of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), has offered the opportunity for students in high school to be recognized for their computing-related prowess. Eligible students are those who identify as female, genderqueer, or non-binary. We’re delighted to announce ten remarkable students who were selected as National Honorable Mention recipients. This award tier recognizes high-achieving students selected to represent the rich diversity of applicants. They fall in the top 10% of approximately 3,500 nationwide award applicants.
Fatuma Abdi – Senior, Edison High School, Minneapolis – previously honored as a 2022 state honorable mention
Jasmitha Allu – Junior, Wayzata High School
Stavya Arora – Senior, Maple Grove Senior High School – previously honored as a 2022 state winner, and 2020 state honorable mention
Ishana Didwania – Junior, Mahtomedi High School – previously honored as a 2022 state honorable mention
Jasmine Garry – Junior, Eden Prairie High School – previously honored as a 2022 state honorable mention
Siona Kaura – Junior, Eden Prairie High School
Karen Nakamura – Senior, Math and Science Academy, Woodbury – previously honored as a 2022 state honorable mention
Romy (Elizabeth) Peterson – Senior, Breck School, Golden Valley
Alexandra Rimbu – Senior, Highland Park Senior High School, St. Paul – previously honored as a 2022 state honorable mention
Zoke Sackih – Junior, Mounds View High School – previously honored as a 2022 state honorable mention recipient
Watch for the full slate of state and national award selections to be announced in March. The MNAiC program seeks businesses to support the year-round talent development program. Click Here to learn more.