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AOIT Students Recognized

On Monday evening, April 23rd, three young women of the Newport Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) program were recognized by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).  This non-profit organization is working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing.  During a ceremony at the sailing center of Roger Williams University, NCWIT honored Emma Daigneault, Eliza Taylor and Cynthia Rodrigues for their demonstrated success in the field of information technology as well as their aspirations in computing.  Last year, Emma and Cynthia won the gold medal in Web Design during the state SkillsUSA competition, and Eliza won the gold medal in Technical Computer Applications.  All three traveled to Louisville, KY to compete in the national competition, during which Eliza placed 5th in the nation.  Emma and Eliza took the gold in their fields again this year and will return to Louisville in June.  All three girls are juniors in the AOIT program and will continue their studies next year in the third level of the program, while also taking the capstone course in AP Computer Science A.  Congratulations, girls!


AOIT Winners

In photo:  Eliza Taylor (left) and Emma Daigneault (right).  Missing from photo:  Cynthia Rodrigues