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High School Graduates Receive TechCayman’s Computer Science Award

Business 17 Jul, 2023 Follow News

High School Graduates Receive TechCayman’s Computer Science Award

TechCayman is proud to announce the recognition of four exceptional high school students for their outstanding achievements in the field of computer science. These talented students were honored with the inaugural “Gene Thompson Computer Science Award” during their recent graduation ceremonies held at various high schools over the past few weeks.

Named after TechCayman’s co-founder, The Gene Thompson Computer Science Award recognizes the remarkable efforts and accomplishments of students who have demonstrated a deep passion for computer science and have excelled in their studies. This accolade serves as a testament to their dedication, innovation, and problem-solving skills in this rapidly advancing field.

Recognizing the importance of the technology industry and technology as a future career, Mr. Thompson began fostering this idea around three years ago for local high schools to strongly promote computer science programs to their students. Mr. Thompson was also the driving force behind TechCayman’s education programs that would provide Caymanians with opportunities to advance in computer science.  TechCayman’s education programs include Machine Learning Robotics, a multiple day, immersive robotics camp fully sponsored by TechCayman, as well as TechCayman Hackerspace, an informal, collaborative space hosted at the TechCayman office where participants may work on online programming courses and current programming projects. In addition, TechCayman is also a sponsor of Code(Cayman)’s Youth(Code) program, which provides an introduction to computer programming.

Among the distinguished recipients of the Gene Thompson Computer Science Award are Kendra Brown from Wesleyan Christian Academy, Kyle Antonio Harris from Triple C School, Nadine Gonzales Edano from Grace Christian Academy, and Amarie Holness from Cayman Academy School. These students have consistently exhibited remarkable prowess in computer science throughout their high school journey. Their commitment to achieving academic excellence, based on the school’s academic criteria coupled with their creative thinking and analytical abilities, have set them apart as exemplary individuals in the realm of technology.

These students have not only excelled in their computer science coursework but have showcased their drive for continuous learning and their desire to make a meaningful impact through technology. With the guidance and support of their dedicated computer science teachers and mentors, these exceptional students have delved into STEM learning and problem-solving using computational thinking.

The Gene Thompson Computer Science Award serves as a recognition of students Kendra, Kyle, Nadine and Amarie’s remarkable achievements and acknowledges their potential to make significant contributions to the field of computer science in the future. As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, their passion and expertise in this domain will undoubtedly shape the world we live in.

TechCayman congratulates these four students for their academic excellence. Their accomplishments will inspire their peers and highlight the importance of computer science education in preparing students for the opportunities and challenges of the digital age.

The Gene Thompson Computer Science Award honours the commitment of Mr. Thompson, TechCayman, and local high schools for providing a robust computer science curriculum and fostering a supportive environment that nurtures students’ interest in this critical field. By recognizing and celebrating the achievements of these exceptional students, TechCayman reaffirms its dedication to empowering young minds and promoting excellence in education. TechCayman will also be awarding students with the Gene Thompson Computer Science Award at the University College Of The Cayman Islands (UCCI) graduation ceremony in August, as well as at Clifton Hunter High School and John Gray High School’s graduation ceremonies in October.


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