Local student gains state tech-savvy award for outstanding computer aptitude
POSTED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — Baton Rouge Magnet High School senior Jasmin Chriss is the state recipient of National Center for Women & Information Technology (Louisiana Awards Committee) 2012-2013 Award for Aspirations in Computing Louisiana Affiliate. She is a national runner up.
Chriss never considered Internet Technology to be a great passion until she enrolled in a Web Mastering class in high school. As a senior at Baton Rouge High, she enjoys participating in a variety of activities and organizations, including membership in the National Honor Society and National Beta Club and the responsibility of maintaining the school's website. She plans to pursue a career that deals with using her internet technology and web-mastering skills.
According to a letter, Chriss was recognized for her computing-related aspirations and demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for a post-secondary education. She will be honored at an awards ceremony at Louisiana Tech University on April 1. Teacher Beleta Bischoff, Chriss’ sponsor, said the student plans to attend Tulane University next year.