Time to share some good news! This fall Mireille “Mimi” Boumedine, 9th grader at Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA), applied for the Aspirations in Computing award sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information and Technology. As a 9th grader, this was her first year of eligibility. There are two levels of the award, regional and national. We still do not know about the regional results (for us that is the PR/USVI region), but the national award winners are now official.
There are usually approximately only 15 girls who achieve the national award recognition. Mimi is not one of those this year. There are more 350 nationally who receive the honorable mention at the national level. Most of them are not in 9th grade. Mimi recently was notified that she received the national honorable mention award!
She is the first Virgin Islands student ever to receive any kind of national level award from the Aspirations in Computing program. Congratulations Mimi!