Two Pennington students-- Mina Shokoufandeh '19 and Sydney Gibbard '19--recently entered and found success at a coding contest for the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
For the contest, they to submitted multiple essays describing why they enjoy coding, and they also submitted a few coding projects. Both students were recipients of an award, Shokoufandeh a 2018 New Jersey Affiliate Honorable Mention and Gibbard a 2018 New Jersey Affiliate Winner.
The award recognizes high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests. According to an NCWIT news release, the goal of the award, in part, is to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, as well as introducing them to leadership opportunities in the field and generating visibility for women's participation in technology fields.
The students plan to attend an awards dinner at Kean University on April 4.