Six Students Recognized by NCWIT

School News
February 19, 2020

Six FCPS students have been recognized by the Virginia Affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) for their work in technology and computing.  Yabesra Ewnetu of Edison High and Nardos Demilew of Lake Braddock Secondary were named 2020 Virginia Affiliate winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC).  Abia Zahir of Annandale High, Emanda Seifu of Woodson High, and Lidya Demilew of Lake Braddock Secondary won the 2020 Virginia Affiliate Honorable Mention award. Mera Seifu of Woodson High won the Rising Star award and Angela DeHart, a retired Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Hughes Middle, was recognized with the 2020 Virginia Affiliate Honorable Mention Teacher Award.  Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. More information about the winners is available on the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing website or by contacting Angela DeHart at