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National Center for Women and Information Technology Award Celebration

award winners
Three Ankeny students and teacher Karen
O'Loughlin were recognized at the National
Center for Women and Information Technology
(NCWIT) Iowa Affiliate Award Celebration.
 
Left to right: Ellissa Peterson, AHS;
Karen O'Loughlin, ACHS teacher; Rebekah
Riedemann, ACHS. 
(Not pictured) Ashley Arends, ACHS.
 
ANKENY, Iowa (May 4, 2017) - Three Ankeny students and their teacher were recognized at the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Iowa Affiliate Award Celebration in Ames.

Ellissa Peterson from Ankeny High School and Ashley Arends from Ankeny Centennial High School won the Iowa NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Rebekah Riedemann, ACHS, received an honorable mention.

Karen O’Loughlin, mathematics and programming instructor at Ankeny Centennial High School, was awarded the 2017 NCWIT Iowa Affiliate Educator Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are interested in computing and technology. This competition provides recognition at both the national and local levels.

About National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community members are supported by their peers, volunteers, and NCWIT Alliance member organizations who offer exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and professional work. Community members also give back to others by planning and leading computing experiences for middle school girls and high school women. These opportunities allow women of the Community to strengthen their leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills, further preparing and motivating them to participate in the computing workforce.