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MNHS Science & Engineering Student Awarded NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Honorable Mention

Samantha Ross Manalapan High School's Samantha Ross, who just completed her freshman year in the Science & Engineering Magnet Program, has recently been awarded the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC)'s 2019 New Jersey Affiliate Honorable Mention for her externship program with Clarkson Consulting.

In the externship program, Samantha collaborated with a team of high school girls and used RapidMiner to analyze consumer sentiments on the latest Kit Kat advertising campaign from tweets of Twitter.

According to its website, NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women.