Student Stories

Arabia Simeon

Young Women’s Leadership School, Brooklyn, New York

It’s obvious if you look around at any hackathon that I’m not exactly your typical computer scientist. Not only have I been the youngest one in the room, but I’ve also been the only girl. It’s kind of shocking. Read Arabia’s Story >

Aishwarya Manoharan

Woodinville High School, Washington

I was born in a small town in southern India, where a lot of my family still lives, but moved to the United States before I even started school. I still go back and visit, though. The last time I stayed there, I realized that my experiences taking computer science courses… Read Aishwarya’s Story >

Duncan Deutsch

Mount Si High School, Snoqualmie, Washington

When Duncan Deutsch fell in love with the ability to create video games and computer programs through code when he took AP Computer Science his junior year at Mount Si High School, he only wished he’d had the chance to dive into programming earlier. Read Duncan’s Story >

Lance Coomar

Woodinville High School, Washington

“I like that I can help people through programming. If I’m given a problem, I can solve it, see the solution implemented and watch people use it to improve their lives.”