St. Mary’s Raegan Rychecky and Angela Sofia Colorado
Raegan Rychecky, a junior at St. Mary’s Academy, has been honored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology with a 2017 Aspirations in Computing Award. Angela Sofia Colorado, a senior, was named a runner up.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award winners are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for a post-secondary education.
Raegan founded the Coding and Cooking club at St. Mary’s Academy and is a student tech helper in the IT department. She attended the Envision Conference on Engineering at U.C. Berkeley and Girls Who Codeathon 2016. She participated in the Engineering Explorer Post at Black & Veatch and attended the 2016 WICT “Tech It Out” event. Raegan has maintained a 4.0 GPA in her four years St. Mary’s Academy. In addition to her academic interests, Raegan is a three-sport varsity athlete in field hockey, basketball, and soccer.
“Raegan has been one of the active members of our IT department for several years and she is sought after for her reliability and particularly for her video editing skills. Given that she already plays multiple sports during the year, we’re very lucky to also have her on our team!” remarked Tanya Komandt, Director of Educational Technology.
Angela Sofia-Colorado is currently taking two independent studies in coding for Java and HTML/PHP. She also works as a tech helper at SMA. Angela will be attending Williams College this fall where she will major in bioinformatics.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a non-profit community of more than 600 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology.
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