Trinity School at River Ridge student Molly Andersen is one of 11 Twin Cities students who will be recognized at the first-ever Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing award ceremony this spring.
The event will be held at the Unisys Corporation facility in Eagan in April, according to a news release issued by the Minnesota High Tech Association.
Andersen was one of five runners-up for the award, and will receive prizes for her honor. Six students were named award recipients, and will receive a $500 scholarship, among other prizes.
Minnesota winners include:
- Sarah Aladetan of Brooklyn Park; junior at Park Center Senior High School
- Tarissa Jackson of Savage; junior at Burnsville Senior High School
- Kirsi Kuutti of Duluth; senior at Duluth East High School
- Ananya Mishra of Maple Grove; junior at Wayzata High School
- Dorothy O’Berry of St. Paul; senior at Como Park Senior High School
- Herchran Singh of Rochester; senior at John Marshall High School
Minnesota runners-up include:
- Hanna Abikar of Columbia Heights; senior at Columbia Heights High School
- Molly Andersen of Mendota Heights; senior at Trinity School at River Ridge
- Alison Decker of St. Paul; senior at Johnson Senior High School
- Erin Mitchell of Lakeville; junior at Lakeville North High School
- Annelies Odermann of Wayzata; junior at Wayzata High School
The award is administered by Advance IT Minnesota, a high-tech talent incubator run by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and the National Center for Women & Information Technology, along with other partners.
Winners from across the state were selected based on their interests, accomplishments, and community involvement in computing and technology, as well as for their aspirations in computing and technology-related fields, according to the news release.