Germantown, Tennessee--November 9, 2018-- Cady Baltz was introduced to the Computer Science field at Houston Middle School when she joined the web design club in the 7th grade after moving to Tennessee. She went on to learn HTML and CSS, but more importantly, she learned from that she wanted to pursue computer science.
Last school year, Cady Baltz won the NCWIT award for Aspirations in Computing. She found out about the competition through her Computer Science teacher, Leslie Brommer. The NCWIT Award (National Center for Women and Information Technology) for Aspirations in Computing honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. She was presented her award at a ceremony hosted at Rhodes College, and she got to speak to women in the computer science field. Cady Baltz is no stranger to success though, and has a perfect SAT, 35 ACT score, and National Merit title to her name as well. Cady Baltz credits her success to her family and the teachers at Houston High. “The teachers here [Houston High School] truly enjoy seeing students succeed.”
Cady's Computer Science teacher, Leslie Brommer, commented on Cady's success, stating "Cady is an independent thinker and problem solver. Her work ethic goes well beyond her years. Cady has both the ambition and ability to succeed in her future endeavors, which include an education in Computer Science."