Congratulations to Valencia High School junior, Vivian Wang, for being named a 2020 National Honorable Mention of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. NCWIT, or the National Center for Women & Information Technology, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to increase the meaningful participation of girls and women in computing.
Vivian was one of only 360 National Award Honorable Mention recipients selected by impressing the award’s selection committee with her application. The contest received more than 4,600 applications nationwide! This puts the Tiger in the top 10% of all applicants!
According to her application, Vivian always finds herself at her laptop to learn new Java commands and methods and connecting with her friends around the world. She loves the process of problem-solving in computer science, all while figuring out the errors in her code with her colleagues. As the founder of Linens N Love, an award-winning 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Vivian is currently working on creating a web application that will seamlessly connect volunteers nationally. To date, Vivian’s nonprofit organization has donated over 16,000 linens to animal shelters, homeless shelters, women’s homes, veterans’ homes, teen outreach centers.
Vivian loves being the Vice President of her school’s CyberPatriot team as she leads her team in this national cybersecurity competition. She loves the feeling of taking down the malicious programs with her team members as they race against time to establish a secure system. In the near future, Vivian aspires to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and study computer programming.
Way to go, Tiger!