15 female students awarded for tech skills

From is Xavier faculty member Catherine Wyman, Rita Barakat, Nsomma Alilonu, Claudia Lucca, Lisbet Maldonado, Sara Skornik, Emma Yarbrough, Molly Luther, Kassidy McIntyre, Kirielle Singarajah, and Carolina Cisneros. (submitted photo)

From is Xavier faculty member Catherine Wyman, Rita Barakat, Nsomma Alilonu, Claudia Lucca, Lisbet Maldonado, Sara Skornik, Emma Yarbrough, Molly Luther, Kassidy McIntyre, Kirielle Singarajah, and Carolina Cisneros. (submitted photo)

Fifteen Xavier College Preparatory students were honored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology in April as winners of this year’s “Aspirations in Computing” awards.

Each student was presented with an award and a $4,000 scholarship to the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University, according to a press release.

Winning students were: Xavier seniors Rita Barakat, Fiona Lobo, Claudia Lucca, Lisbet Maldonado, Hannah Paynter, Kirielle Singarajah, Sara Skornik, and Emma Yarbrough; juniors Nsomma Alilonu, Molly Luther, Kassidy McIntyre, Adanna Padda, and Erin Sweeney; and sophomores Carolina Cisneros and Josie Tang.

Ms. Skornik and Ms. Yarbrough both won “Aspirations in Computing” awards last year as well.

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