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

 

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