Rhyannon Karney of Oak Ridge High School won the Tennessee Award for Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women and Technology.
The award honors young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests, a press release said. Awardees were selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.
Karney was honored at a banquet at Tennessee Technical University on April 22. She plans on attending Tennessee Tech and majoring in computer science and cyber security.
The award will provide her with a scholarship of $2,500 a year for four years, the press release said.
Submitted by Keith Jackson, instructor