Senior Mary Ann Cahoon received the Award for Aspirations in Computing for her work with the robotics team.
“My sophomore year we started the robotics team and I was taking the (robotics) class,” Cahoon said. “They were talking about it in class and it just seemed like a lot of fun.”
Cahoon is more interested in chemistry though and wishes to pursue a career in ceramic engineering which has to do with creating objects from inorganic materials. Cahoon plans to study at Missouri S&T. “I’m more in to, like, chemistry. Computing is everywhere, and you need to know how, like, to use computer programs and stuff because you need to know like computer design,” Cahoon said.
“She’s the kind of person who goes out of her way to anybody. She wants to make sure people are all included.
“She likes to make sure there’s not someone sitting on the sidelines, that’s not involved or willing to participate,” science teacher Jeanette Hencken said.
Hencken nominated Cahoon for the Eagle Award. Cahoon also received the Congressional Award for service.
Hencken said that the level had three levels to the award, and Cahoon has received all three of those levels for 400 hours of service.
Hencken said, “She spent a week with women who are very committed to their religion and it was a different religion than hers and she just wanted to learn more.”