A Brenham High School teacher and a student have both received awards from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).
Brenham High School teacher Trenton Hall has been named the “Educator Award Winner” of the 2017 Houston Competition for Aspirations in Computing, sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
Hall was recognized for bringing innovative learning into the classroom and leading his students in programming, 3D printing and design, prosthetic development, and many other real-world applications. In 2016, Hall was named one of 16 national finalists for the Allen Distinguished Educator Award. He was also named Brenham High School and Brenham ISD Teacher of the Year for 2016. His classes have been featured on KHOU, USA Today, and news outlets across the globe.
Brenham High School student Jacqueline Deans was also named a winner of the 2017 Houston Competition for Aspirations in Computing and received Honorable Mention in the 2017 National Award Competition.
Jacqueline is currently a senior at Brenham High School has participated in UIL computer science contests, HP Codewars, and many other programming competitions in the area. She is the president of the computer science club at Brenham High School and is part of a team that has built three prosthetic hands for local children utilizing a 3D printer. Besides computer science, she also plays clarinet in the Brenham High School Band, and maintains all A's in Honors classes. Jacqueline plans to major in Computer Science when she goes to college and hopes to eventually work with robotics and AI or in operating systems.