Arora Maripally Vandayar

Three Maple Grove Senior High students, Stuti Arora (pictured left), Sahana Vandayar (right), and Amulya Maripally (center) earned honors from the National Center of Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) for their technology and leadership skills and experiences. These honors are given in order to help inspire young women to pursue careers in information technology, a field currently facing large gender gaps.

Stuti Arora and Sahana Vandayar of Maple Grove Senior High were two of 37 young women from around the state who received the 2019 Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards honoring them for their interests and achievements related to technology. 

  • Stuti Arora, junior at Maple Grove Senior High, is a State Winner and a 2018 State Honorable Mention recipient.
  • Sahana Vandayar, junior at Maple Grove Senior High, is a state winner.

Honorees are eligible for a variety of prizes including job shadow experiences, paid summer internship opportunities, cash rewards and more. Honorees also receive access to exclusive resources from the NCWIT.

Additionally, the NCWIT awarded a Certificate of Distinction to Amulya Maripally, a senior at Maple Grove Senior High. This honor was given to students who participated in a variety of technology and leadership experiences in their schools and communities.

The 2019 Aspirations in Computing Awards seventh annual ceremony was held on April 17. The awards are given by the NCWIT, with the support of many other sponsors and partners including Target, Land O’ Lakes, Inc., Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, and many more.