St. Louis, MO – May 4, 2017 – Four area Girl Scouts were recently honored by the local chapter of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) for their aptitude and interest in technology and computing, solid leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. The organization honored Caeley Kates and Rose Coughlin with the Aspirations Award in Computing, and Elizabeth Edmunds and Emily Francis were recognized as runners up.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology St. Louis & Southern Illinois Affiliate hosted the St. Louis Aspirations Awards for young women in grades 9-12 in the St. Louis metropolitan area on March 26. Each winner was awarded an educational scholarship for higher education that can be used at Saint Louis University or University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Students at Ursuline Academy, Kates, a junior, and Edmunds, a freshman, are members of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri-sponsored FIRST® Robotics team, Bearbotics. They work with a group of eight other girls to create, build and operate a robot that moves gears and climbs a rope. This is Kates’ second time receiving the award and she hopes to study cyber security or digital forensics in college with the scholarships she received through NCWIT. She was recommended by her computer programming teacher for her passion and skill in programming and passion to learn more about the evolving field.
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