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Local students recognized as female pioneers in computing

Updated: 2014-02-12T00:09:09Z

Several local high school students are among 16 young women from Kansas and Missouri honored for their achievements and interest in computing.

In a ceremony Friday hosted by the Cerner Corp., the Award for Aspirations in Computing was given to the students, recognizing their efforts to strengthen the technology workforce and increase the participation of women. The awards were presented by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

The local honorees:

• Logan Brown, senior, Lawrence Free State High School.

• Sarah Hartley, junior, Liberty High School.

• Joy Hauser, senior, Olathe South High School.

• Katricia Herring, senior, Grain Valley High School.

• Armaja LaRue-Hill, senior, Raytown South High School.

• Isabelle Matthys, junior, Liberty High School.

• Kayla Purvis, junior, Platte County High School.

•  Rachael Putman, junior, Belton High School.

• Sydney Scholes, freshman, Liberty High School.

• Yuting Yue, senior, The Barstow School.

Each student received a glass trophy, a Nexus 7 tablet courtesy of Perceptive Software and gifts from local companies.

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