Samantha Spohn Receives Award for Aspirations in Computing

Katie Ertz (right), CFO of NCWIT, presents Samantha Spohn with the National Center for Women & Information Technology “Aspirations in Computing” Award. Submitted photo.

Sevastopol High School student Samantha Spohn has received the 2015 Wisconsin NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, and is also a national runner-up. The award, sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and other sponsors, recognizes young high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology. Spohn was presented with her award at an event hosted by NCWIT at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis.

The Sevastopol School District is proud that one of its own students received this prestigious award. “Sevastopol has always strived to offer technology in all parts of the curriculum. We continue to offer computer technology as part of our curriculum, recognizing its value to students’ future success,” said David Phillips, Sevastopol High School Business & Information Technology teacher. Sevastopol students have the opportunity to learn by taking courses like web technologies, information processing, and introduction to video game design. Find out more at