r Salem Hills High School student McKenzie Taylor at Salem Hills High has won an award for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women in Information Technology. As a part of this award, McKenzie received a $1,000 scholarship from the NCWIT, a Kindle Fire, a license for Adobe Creative Cloud and many other amazing prizes.
McKenzie is a strong and determined young woman who loves computer programming. She is currently a STEM Ambassador for Nebo School District. Part of her duties as a STEM Ambassador include teaching her love for computers to elementary-aged school children. She was also chosen to represent the Utah County 4-H at the 2017 Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington, D.C. There she met with Congressional Representatives Mia Love, Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and Jason Chaffetz and was witness to the presidential inauguration. She is also the reigning queen for Teen Miss Santaquin.
McKenzie is looking forward to earning her degree in computer technology. She wants to use that knowledge to develop software to help children with type II diabetes like her 8-year-old brother to help them live normal lives.