DeLaSalle congratulates three students and a staff member, who have been recognized for their computing-related achievements and interests in technology.
Gabrielle Hill ‘19, Christine Ohenzuwa ‘19, and Daryl Yap ‘18 were celebrated as Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing award honorees at an April 17 ceremony. Ohenzuwa and Yap are state winners and national honorable mention recipients; Hill is a state honorable mention recipient. All three have participated in the Technovation challenge, which encourages young women to develop their coding skills to create apps. Hill and Ohenzuwa designed the Pocket Pollinator, an app that collects data about different bee species; which advanced to the semifinals of the Minnesota Cup – Youth Division in 2017.
School librarian, Judith Roggow, received the group’s State Educator Award. She started a student technology team at DeLaSalle, and has been involved in the Girls Coding – Technovation team since its inception in 2015. Roggow is energized by helping people integrate technology to become more effective, efficient users of information in today’s digital-rich society.
In 2017, Alyissa Sanders ’18 and Tien Vonguyen ’17 were named Aspirations for Women in Computing award honorees.
The awards program was started to support and encourage young women to pursue careers in technology, which DeLaSalle’s student recipients this year all plan to do when they go to college.
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.