SHHS stu­dent wins award from Cen­ter for Women in In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy

Serve Daily - - MERIT ACADEMY - By Lana Hiskey

Salem Hills High School stu­dent McKen­zie Tay­lor at Salem Hills High has won an award for As­pi­ra­tions in Com­put­ing from the Na­tional Cen­ter for Women in In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy. As a part of this award, McKen­zie re­ceived a $ 1,000 schol­ar­ship from the NCWIT, a Kin­dle Fire, a li­cense for Adobe Creative Cloud and many other amaz­ing prizes.

McKen­zie is a strong and de­ter­mined young woman who loves com­puter pro­gram­ming. She is cur­rently a STEM Am­bas­sador for Nebo School District. Part of her du­ties as a STEM Am­bas­sador in­clude teach­ing her love for com­put­ers to ele­men­tary- aged school chil­dren. She was also cho­sen to rep­re­sent the Utah County 4- H at the 2017 Ci­ti­zen­ship Wash­ing­ton Fo­cus in Wash­ing­ton, D. C. There she met with Con­gres­sional Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mia Love, Rob Bishop, Chris Ste­wart and Ja­son Chaf­fetz and was wit­ness to the pres­i­den­tial inau­gu­ra­tion. She is also the reign­ing queen for Teen Miss San­taquin.

McKen­zie is look­ing for­ward to earn­ing her de­gree in com­puter tech­nol­ogy. She wants to use that knowl­edge to de­velop soft­ware to help chil­dren with type di­a­betes like her 8- year- old brother to help them live nor­mal lives.

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