LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (February 14, 2017) – Central Gwinnett High School Senior Mary Ashley Etefia has been named a 2017 Georgia Affiliate Winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. NCWIT is the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Ms. Etefia’s outstanding leadership, forward-thinking ability, and passion for computing and technology were among the reasons NCWIT recognized her with this award.
Ms. Etefia is currently the Vice President of the Technology Student Association and Secretary of Beta Club at Central Gwinnett and she often volunteers at her local library in the "Hour of Code" program. She says her goal is to make electronic and other technical devices accessible to everyone. The senior plans to attend college in the fall of 2017 and hopes to someday become a Computer Hardware Engineer, earn a Professional Engineer (PE) License, and revolutionize the world of computing.
Ms. Etefia will be honored at the 2016-2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Georgia Award Banquet on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. The banquet is being hosted by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, and State Farm.