Burnsville High School sophomore Julia Osmolski receives recognition for technology skills
Burnsville High School sophomore Julia Osmolski has received the 2022 Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award. Honorees were selected by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) national and state review teams. The organization recognizes high school students who identify as women, gender queer, or non-binary for award recognition.
"Julia is one of two girls in my Computer Science A (Java) class and she is leading the class in her completion of units, sharing her knowledge with other students and advocating for the computer science field for women," said Cindy Drahos, BHS business teacher who nominated Julia for this award. "Julia has demonstrated a passion toward the computer science field, in which I know she will be a success."
This is the second consecutive year that Julia received this award. Julia has gained a variety of technology skills through participation in tech events and classes such as a Girls Who Code summer camp and in Reinventathon, which is a technology/app project competition, and through participation in many other educational events/zooms.
"This award is important to me because it comes from a woman-led organization that encourages women to pursue informational technology as a career," said Julie.
The future is bright for Julia as she plans on attending a major university, such as MIT, and majoring in computer science.
District 191 applauds Julia in pursuing her technology passions while getting her education at BHS.