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Westside students honored with NCWIT Awards

Four Westside students have been honored with NCWIT Awards for Aspirations in Computing, including WHS student Ramya Iyer, selected as the Regional Winner for Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Ramya is a freshman at Westside High School. The NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Award honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.


Victoria Chin and Raeanne Sando both earned Honorable Mentions for this award. They are also both freshman at Westside High School. Ramya and Victoria were also selected for the prestigious UNO Code Crush Academy last fall.

Emma Carlson also earned an Honorable Mention for this award. Emma, a junior at Westside High School, was also a 2017 recipient of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award, and was named the K-12 Tech Student of 2017 for the AIM Tech Celebration Awards.

“They are all exceptional young women that have a passion for information technology,” said Kristeen Shabram, Business and Technology Teacher at Westside Middle School. “As their teacher and mentor, I want to encourage them to pursue those passions by providing them with opportunities to learn and explore the many fields of information technology. I am so proud of them for being recognized by NCWIT. I look forward to the many accomplishments they will have in the future.”

Westside’s honorees and other 2018 regional recipients will be recognized at a special awards ceremony on April 8 in Omaha.

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