WEATHER »

SBHS Student Receives National Computing Award


Santa Barbara High School junior Maria DeAngelis was among 35 students nationwide who won the Award for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women & Technology (NCWIT). The winners were selected among 2,691 applicants across the country. Along with bragging rights, they will receive $500, a laptop computer, and two trophies — one to take home and another to keep at school.

A volunteer tutor and Robotics Club boardmember, DeAngelis has a busy schedule on top of three AP classes and a SBCC computer programming course. “I’m really excited to get the recognition,” DeAngelis said. “I’m in a class of guys and there are only a few girls.” According to district spokesperson Barbara Keyani, there are three girls in DeAngelis’s computer science class of 20.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Santa Barbara Rental Prices Have Skyrocketed Over the Last Five Years

The average rent for a South Coast studio is $1,553.

Trio Stops the Show at Board of Education

More than a dozen appeal to Santa Barbara Unified School District to maintain music classes and programs.

Santa Barbara District Attorney Endorses Villaraigosa for Governor

Joyce Dudley preferred the former Los Angeles mayor’s positions on crime and education.

San Marcos Principal Files Suit Against Santa Barbara Unified School District

Ed Behrens charges emotional and physical distress due to demotion.

City Water Use Hits 1958 Levels

Population was twice today's; revenue close to falling short of expenses.