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EHS senior receives women in computing award

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Aarathi Garimella, a senior at Edina High School (EHS), is one of 13 young women in the state to receive a Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Award from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and their local partner, the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence.

High school women in grades 9 through 12 may apply for the award. Winners are selected based on their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.

Aarathi is a member of the EHS math, debate and robotics teams and is president of the Interact Club, a community service organization. She mentors younger members of the robotics team and, as a middle school student at Valley View, she started a Girls Who Code Club. Aarathi took AP computer science as a sophomore, and has attended numerous programming and robotics camps. Last year, she was an Honorable Mention recipient. The 2018 awards will be presented in a ceremony on April 17.

Watch for a Q&A with Aarathi in the May issue of EPS Experience.