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CHS Sophomore Rheva Wolf Wins National NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Rheva Wolf AIC awardCheltenham High School sophomore Rheva Wolf has received the National NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). The award, powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes high school women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, as part of an effort to encourage a diverse range of students to choose careers in technology.

“I'm so thrilled to become part of such an amazing community of women in STEM,” Wolf said. 

Four hundred award recipients were selected from high schools across 43 states and all U.S. overseas military bases for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

Wolf will receive recognition and prizes, including induction into the AiC Community of more than 22,000 women, genderqueer, or non-binary technologists; access to resources, scholarships, and internship opportunities; and more. 

“Encouraging all students’ interest in technology careers is critical,” said NCWIT CEO and Co-founder Lucy Sanders. “Our workforce needs their creativity and unique perspectives to produce technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves.”

NCWIT is the farthest-reaching network of change leaders focused on advancing innovation by correcting underrepresentation in computing. NCWIT convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.