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Two DeLaSalle students, Alyissa Sanders ’18 and Tien Vonguyen ’17, have been recognized for their computing-related achievements and interests in technology.

AdvanceIT Minnesota, the high-tech Center of Excellence in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, honored Sanders as a state winner and Vonguyen with an honorable mention in its fifth annual Minnesota Aspirations in Computer Awards. The Islanders are among 32 Minnesota high school students who will be recognized in an April 18 ceremony at the Vandais Heights Commons. The awards program honors young women in grades 9-12 for their computing-related achievements and interests in technology, and was started to support and encourage young women to pursue careers in technology.

This year’s state winners will be awarded tech devices, and all state honorees will receive prizes and job shadow experiences. Many will be hired as paid interns at Minnesota businesses. In addition, two honorees will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship, provided by local businesses, to attend any college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.