NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
66°
H 67° L 66°
Partly Cloudy | 5MPH

SFHS Student Wins Wisconsin NCWIT Award

March 1, 2012

February 28, 2012 – St. Francis, Wisconsin – St. Francis High School student Kelly DeLano has received the 2012 Wisconsin NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. The award, sponsored by Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes young high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.

A total of 3 award-winners were selected from high schools across Wisconsin for their outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

Each award-winner will receive:

»an engraved award for the winner and for the school
»opportunity for a $1000 scholarship at UW-Madison in the Computer Science Dept
»a computing hardware award such as a laptop, Kindle Fire or Kindle
»t-shirt and bag with NCWIT Identification
»opportunity to join the private Facebook page including all national and state winners

“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical: our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.

“The St. Francis High School is proud that one of its own students received this prestigious award and will continue to offer computing as part of its curriculum, recognizing its value to students’ future success,” stated Michelle Mancl, Principal of St. Francis High School. The St. Francis High School Computer course offerings include Introduction to Computer Science, AP Computer Science, Trending Topics in Technology, and Cisco Networking Academy I and II.

The St. Francis School District offers a safe, progressive educational environment which maximizes the potential of each student. Educational programs consist of academic, social, civic and technological curriculums designed to prepare students for the challenges of their future. For more information on the St. Francis School District, please visit www.stfrancisschools.org.

NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a coalition of over 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits working to increase women's participation in IT. NCWIT's work spans K-12 and higher education through industry and academic careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Dr. John W. Thomsen, Superintendent
St. Francis School District
jthomse@sfsd.k12.wi.us
(414) 747-3900

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Franklin Council to hold public information meeting on Saturday 7/30

» Greendale School Board to vote on new interim superintendent 7/30

» Twitter recap: 50 Cent at Woodman's in Oak Creek 7/30

» Now reporter to live tweet 50 Cent appearance in Oak Creek 7/29

» Oak Creek-Franklin petition for larger school board verified for public vote 7/29

» Trio tries to add key points with their new Franklin sports bar 7/28

» Greendale man drowns in Minnesota boating accident 7/28

» Ignitors softball team takes second in national tourney 7/28

» 'Milwaukee lion' spotted in Glendale Updated:  7/28

» Roadrunner buys El Paso, Texas, trucking firm for $35 million 7/28

» Oak Creek food distributor faces $85K in fines after employee injury 7/28

» Update: Tanker truck crash in Hales Corners, Highway 100 closed 7/28

» Star of 'Dance Moms' to make Oak Creek appearance 7/27

» Sikh Temple announces memorial events to honor victims of 2012 shooting 7/24

» Kayla's Playground groundbreaking 7/24

» St. Alphonsus Parish to host 'Feast on the Blacktop' 7/23

» Public hearing for new TIF district 7/23

» Franklin parks commissioner calls out common council 7/22

» The Suburban 16 Power Rankings: Watt, Niebrugge, and others on the next level 7/22

» Village of Greendale takes ownership of land proposed for veterans memorial 7/21

» Kayla playground project leaps forward in Franklin 7/21

» West Edgerton Avenue reconstruction project plan moves forward 7/21

» Slash in state aid money could force Franklin School district to increase tax levy 7/21

» Oak Creek's Turchin bests Ramirez in sectional thriller 7/21

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A dumb-sports-fan's guide to the Bucks arena financing situation 7/21

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT