Student Wins Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology

Isabella Smith earned the award for her dedication to outreach projects in her community.

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) honored junior Isabella Smith with the Award for Aspirations in Computing in recognition of her outstanding work in STEM-related activities. As the captain of Duchesne's robotics team, Isabella successfully collaborated with the school to create a new robotics build space on campus. She has also been involved with an organization that modifies cars for children with disabilities. And last year, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Isabella took part in an initiative to create PPE for healthcare workers using 3-D printing.

Each year, thousands of high school students nationwide submit applications for the NCWIT awards. Award recipients are selected based on their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post‑secondary education. The award program is sponsored by major corporations including Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Symantec.