Two Homer teens won awards for their computing-related achievements and interests. Homer High School freshmen Olivia Glasman and Delilah Harris are two of out of five Alaskan high schoolers being honored with a Southern Alaska NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.
The NCWIT or National Center for Women & Information Technology is a nonprofit that works to increase women’s participation in technology careers. In a press release, Homer Public Library director Ann Dixon applauded the teenagers by saying they won in part for their skills and the volunteer hours they’ve donated to the library. Both Glasman and Harris will lead a tech camp at the library this summer.
The library’s youth services librarian Claudia Haines also won an award from the nonprofit. She’s being recognized by NCWIT for her role as a mentor to teenagers and for coordinating Makers2Mentors, an initiative that provides opportunities to explore computer science and computational thinking.