Kim Hansen, Ojasvi Kamboj, Annika Epperly and Jeremy Tortora

Pictured from left: Skyview High School teacher Kim Hansen, students Ojasvi Kamboj and Annika Epperly
and Associate Principal Jeremy Tortora

In February 2018, juniors Annika Epperly and Ojasvi Kamboj earned recognition from the Oregon and Southwest Washington regional affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Epperly was named a 2018 regional winner of the Award for Aspirations in Computing. Kamboj earned a regional honorable mention.

More than 3,600 students applied for the award in 75 regions. Judges reviewed their interest and achievements in computing, leadership skills, academic records and college plans.

Both Kamboj and Epperly are students in Skyview High School’s Science, Math and Technology magnet program. The duo jointly developed a mobile app that aids young children in properly caring for pet goldfish. The app won first place at the Southwest Washington Science and Engineering Fair.

Epperly and Kamboj, along with teacher Kim Hansen, were honored at a ceremony on April 8 at Lewis & Clark College and at the April 10 meeting of the Vancouver Public Schools board of directors.