One to Watch
Many congratulations to Yasmeen Bey, Year 10. Last September Yasmeen entered the "European Digital Girl" of the year competition which was organised by the European Union in recognition for "Excellence in Computer Science". She had to write a long essay and put together a video as part of the competition. 35,000 other girls entered and Yasmeen came first.
She went to Luxembourg to receive her prize (she also won a Kindle, a big computer and some Amazon vouchers) There, she met the Vice President of the EU (Frans Timmermans) and some top people from Microsoft. She was approached by Microsoft and has been offered an internship there this summer.
Yasmeen also recently won the "British One to Watch Award". She has been singled out as an under eighteen year old who is tipped to be one of the top computer scientists in the future. Yasmeen was one of 6,000 entrants and on top of the shiny plate she holds in this photograph Yasmeen has won a £40,000 scholarship from Google for university tuition.