ASPIRATIONS AND INSPIRATION
Everett HS senior Kiiya Johnson Booth was just recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) with the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Award. This prestigious award recognizes female students in grades 9-12 for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions.
Kiiya has been an exceptional student during her years at Everett HS earning academic honors every semester. This year she has been enrolled in cybersecurity which is a brand new innovation pathway in the STE academy. In February 2020 she participated in the Blueprint Hackathon run by MIT. Kiiya plans to attend college and study computer science and mathematics.
“I was honored to recommend Kiiya for this award.” said Neil Plotnick who works with Kiiya in her cybersecurity class. “She is an exceptionally hard worker who eagerly accepts any academic challenge placed in front of her. I am certain that she has a bright career and will excel at any college she attends.”
Kiiya will be presented with her award at a regional event hosted by NCWIT. She will also have the opportunity to network with professionals in the computing field. Scholarships and internships are also available for awardees.