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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award 2018

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Replies to: NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award 2018

  • MangoLover11223MangoLover11223 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    @needtosucceed27 looks like you’ve got the rest of your hs planned out. Yeah I competed last year and the year before (I’m a junior). I’ve won awards both times. Your accomplishments/plans by the time you apply sound impressive, but your I had a few questions about your cs education in regards to your school.
    Does your school offer a lot of cs classes? You seem to only have taken one.
    Your GPA should be fairly competitive bc it is considered in the application even though it may not be as important as the rest.
    Your extra curricular activities seem competitive. Although I’m by no means an expert on the application process, so this is all speculation.
    Is there a reason you didn’t apply last year?
  • needtosucceed27needtosucceed27 Registered User Posts: 425 Member
    What were your extracurriculars your freshman and sophomore year? That's really impressive!
    I've taken Computer Science Honors over the summer last year and am currently taking APCSP. Next year, I'll be taking AP Computer Science A. Those are the only CS classes offered at my school.
    Does NCWIT take into account my GPA per year? I did poorly my freshman year since I was naive and classes were difficult, but this year I've maintained straight As and will continue doing so for the rest of high school. This semester I have a 4.0UW and 4.6W GPA, but when combined with last year, it probably is a 3.5UW and 4.1 W, which looks really really really bad.
    I did not apply last year because I just discovered NCWIT this year. I did not apply this year since I knew that I didn't stand a chance with only CS honors (3 months), APCSP, CS club (around 5 months so far), and self-learning web development, which alone are very weak ecs.
  • needtosucceed27needtosucceed27 Registered User Posts: 425 Member
    @MangoLover11223 Sorry, I forgot to tag you. Please look at the comment above.
  • hei262hdhhshei262hdhhs Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited December 2017
    Has anyone gotten a National level honorable mention yet??
  • hei262hdhhshei262hdhhs Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Has anyone gotten a National level honorable mention yet??
  • MangoLover11223MangoLover11223 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    @needtosucceed27 the fact that you’ve taken so many computer science courses is impressiv! NCWIT does take your GPA into account overall but I’m pretty sure it’s not as major as the essay questions they ask on the applications. Self-learning web development can be pretty impressive, depending on the amount of knowledge you have too.
    As for what I did during freshman and sophomore years, I’ve moved around A LOT during my life, so I’ve had the opportunity to set up a few clubs throughout the nations. The clubs that I’ve created/ am the CEO of are quite large and internationally known so for privacy information I won’t be naming them, but they have a large impact on students around the globe. I am also the Robotics club president and adviser, and my school is very competitive in terms of Coding and computer science stuff so there are around 150 people in the club. I’ve interned at one of the big name companies during the summer of my freshman and sophomore years as a CS intern.
  • MangoLover11223MangoLover11223 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    Those are the major ones, although I know for sure that others have done more impressing things hahaha. My friend won the NCWIT award during her senior year and she was nominated for a nationally renown CS thing lol
  • MangoLover11223MangoLover11223 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    ^^that same friend ended up going to MIT lol
  • needtosucceed27needtosucceed27 Registered User Posts: 425 Member
    @MangoLover11223 What you’ve done is absolutely incredible!! There is no doubt in my mind that you’ll get accepted to schools with the likes of MIT! I’m worried that I won’t win anything on the national level now
  • MangoLover11223MangoLover11223 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    @needtosucceed27 Not at all. You sound as passionate about CD as any other applicant. I’m sure that will shine through in your answers to the essay prompts. Have faith in yourself and I’m certain you will do great. Winning at. The national level is a stretch for anybody... I’ve been in the CS world ever since I turned 10 and I only know 2 people who have ever won nationally. Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll do fine ! :)
  • Bookgal12Bookgal12 Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    @hei262hdhhs the national honorable mentions have not been announced yet. They have to wait until all national winners accept and 2 still have not
  • MangoLover11223MangoLover11223 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    edited December 2017
    @Bookgal12 it’s possible for people to reject the award? Lol
    Also— not sure if you know— but is it true that 10,000 people applied this year? I’ve never heard of such a high amount of applicants....
  • Bookgal12Bookgal12 Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    @MangoLover11223 Ikr....
    I think 10,000 did apply as that's what I've heard from multiple sources, quite shocking!
  • MangoLover11223MangoLover11223 Registered User Posts: 252 Junior Member
    Has anyone heard anything yet?
  • Bookgal12Bookgal12 Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    Still waiting.....*sigh*
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