WMS Students Selected for Elite CodeCrush Program
Posted November 6, 2018
Rose Padios and Majesty Marti-Lester, both 8th graders at Westside Middle School, have been selected for the elite CodeCrush program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The students are two of only 32 chosen for the program out of more than 70 applicants from Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. From November 28-30, the students will attend CodeCrush at UNO, where they will be immersed in a world of IT including special speakers, tours and seminars. CodeCrush was created to spark a larger movement across the Midwest for more young girls to pursue internet technology as their careers of choice.
“Rose and Majesty represent the diverse spectrum of girls interested in STEM,” said Westside Secondary Excellence in Youth Coordinator, Kristen Job. “Not only are they amazing students in general, they are involved within their community and school. Majesty is a proud member of the Westside Boys and Girls Club but she is involved in the EY program and the WMS Fall Play. Rose is a Maha volunteer as well as a star in WMS drama productions and vibrant member of the EY program at WMS. These two girls will represent not only WMS but the greater Omaha community! I could not be more thrilled to participate this year with these two shining STEM stars!”
Rose and Majesty are the latest Westside students spanning several years highlighted for exceptional gifts in STEM studies. Many credit female STEM and IT leaders such as Kristen Job, Kristeen Shabram, Angela Bergman, and Leah Markley for inspiring them to pursue the field.
Congratulations, Rose and Majesty!