Canterbury senior earns computer science honors



A love of computer science and a lot of hard work has earned Canterbury High School senior Sally Witwer state and national recognition from the National Council for Women in Technology.

Witwer was named a winner in the Indiana competition and a national honorable mention in the NCWIT Aspirations for Computing Awards.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions.

“She is a total rock star in this world,” said Doug Bergman, her Malone School Online Network teacher. “Her resume, just in the computer science world alone, puts most high school kids to shame.”

By the end of her junior year, Witwer had worked her way through the computer science courses at Canterbury and was ready for more. For her senior year she enrolled in two more courses through the MSON program. Canterbury is one of 20 schools from across the nation participating in this global classroom setting.

Witwer will graduate from Canterbury with the school’s Advanced Computer Technology Certificate. Her resume includes working as a paid intern for a local web design company, developing web pages for employee use as a sophomore. Junior year, her Canterbury independent study project focused on the history and applications of neural networks. Since then, she has worked as an intern for a social media start-up based in New York, finding faults in the security of the company’s application and involving herself in social media marketing strategies. This year, she is developing games in her free time.