‘Women In IT’ Award Goes To Seminole Ridge High School’s Kimberly Ramroop

Seminole Ridge High School student Kimberly Ramroop of the school’s information technology academy was honored recently as a recipient of the 2014 South Florida National Center for Women in Technology “Women in IT” award, receiving a trophy at Citrix Systems in Fort Lauderdale.

“We networked with some of the top IT women role models in south Florida, from graphic designers to programmers to engineers, and heard their stories of IT success,” information technology teacher Rebecca Vadakara said.

Millions of computing and technology jobs will be open in the coming years, but not enough people will be available to fill them, Vadakara added.

“I’m glad for our IT academy and the career industry certifications we offer, and I hope to see more of our girls aspire to the IT field to be women in technology,” she said.

WITVA Honors Hawk Artists — The annual Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) exhibition has honored a number of SRHS artists for their work. Congratulations to the following students, who will receive cash prizes at WITVA’s annual awards ceremony:

Shanira Delgado, Nature’s Losing Battle, mixed media: $200.

Nhi Huynh, Crystallize, acrylic on canvas: $100.

Diana Lopez, Worlds Away, acrylic on canvas: $50.

Jody Mewborn, Computer, gouache on canvas: $50.

Cydney Rallo, Idyllic Desires, charcoal on paper: $100.

Robyn Rosier, Bottles, pastel and water: $200.