ORHS Student, Melissa Yuan, Wins National Award for Aspirations in Computing


From Holly Cross (Oak Ridge School District): 

Melissa Yuan was chosen as a national winner for the 2016 Aspirations in Computing Award from NCWIT (National Center for Women and IT). She was among 35 girls chosen from over 3,100 applicants nationwide. She is only the 3rd girl from Tennessee to ever win this award, the second was Patricia Edou from ORHS in 2015.

Melissa will receive an all-expense paid trip, provided by Bank of America, to the National Award weekend, which includes the Award ceremony and showcase, March 4-6, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. She will also receive $1,000 and new laptop. Her profile is at aspirations.org.