Sanjana Madapa, eighth-grader at Plymouth Scholars, and Shruti Balla, seventh-grader at Achieve Charter, were awarded first place in the competition’s Middle School category. They were selected from more than 160 female students who entered the competition.
“We are all so proud of Shruti and this incredible accomplishment in winning the Middle School division of the website design competition. Her website design is creative and thoughtful, as we consider life without digital technology,” said Jennifer Conley, principal at Achieve Charter Academy. “Shruti is a committed and motivated student and will continue to inspire us with her creativity.”
The scholars entered the competition after participating in free coding and design training courses that took place from October to December 2018. These courses taught the students to build websites focusing on this year’s competition theme: “my week without digital technology.”
“I am so proud of Sanjana and her partner from our sister NHA-school, Achieve, on this amazing accomplishment,” said Walter Reese, principal at Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy. “It is important that young girls know early that participating in STEM-centered events like this not only unlocks their creativity and potential, but it also sets them on the path to science, technology, and engineering careers later on in life.”
Great work, Sanjana and Shruti! Their winning website can be viewed here.