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Upper School Students Selected for Tech Award for Women

Senior Anjiya Lakhani and sophomore Ria Thakur and juniors Alex Zelcer and Kimiya Rezaiamiri were selected by NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) for their annual awards. Anjiya and Ria were selected as 2020 Georgia Affiliate honorable mentions and Alex and Kimiya were selected as rising stars for Aspirations in Computing. 

Anjiya completed AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, Python at Georgia Tech, and Independent Study during her four years at Woodward. Alex completed AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A and is involved with Woodward's Girls Who Code cocurricular. Kimiya completed HP Introduction to Engineering, Environmental-Engineering PUSH at Georgia Tech, and is presently taking a computer science programming course at Princeton University. Since elementary school, Ria has been passionate about technology and business when she designed an app about environmental awareness that was recognized by the state. Ria completed the Digital Entrepreneurship course that brought tech and business together and plans to eventually major in Science, Tech, and Business.

Recipients are selected based on their computing-related aspirations, demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing, leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for a post-secondary education.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors high school students who identify as women, gender queer and non-binary who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

To learn more about the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, visit

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