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King County 4-H Teen Receives National Honor for Information Technology

PULLMAN, Wash. — King County 4-H’er Anna Molosky was one of a select group of women recognized for her accomplishments in computing and technology. The National Center for Women and Technology (NCWIT) and Bank of America recognized Molosky and 32 other high-school women for their outstanding efforts at an awards ceremony March 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Anna Molosky. Click image to download high-resolution version.

Molosky, 17, is Vice President of Community Outreach for the Student Research and Development Club at Sammamish Senior High School in Bellevue. She is also active with the programming club and, as president of the Physettes Club, encouraged young women to explore opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. In addition, Molosky works at a community center to help seniors with computer literacy.

“4-H is the activity that has had the most impact on me,” said Molosky, who was involved in the rabbit project for nine years. “4-H really taught me how to present myself as a professional. I learned composure and public presentation skills. And, studying for fit and show helped me with the great study skills I have today, which helped me achieve an A+ average in school.”

After graduation, Molosky plans to study technology that involves medicine. She has a special interest in biotechnology and neuro-robotics.

Each winner received $500 cash, a laptop computer, and an engraved award, along with a trip to the Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in technology fields. Winners are acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

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Media Contacts

Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension 4-H, fradd@wsu.edu