Nora Medina is Quincy High School’s Class of 2020 Salutatorian. During her time at QHS, some of her activities included ASB, National Honor Society, Youth Action Interact, City Council Student Representative, 4-H member, and Quincy Partnership for Youth member.
One of her awards includes being the Regional Affiliate Winner in 2019 and 2020 for Aspiration in Computing National Center for Women and Information Technology.
“Over the last three plus years, Nora has exceeded as a 4-H member and has given her time and technical expertise to both 4-H and her community,” said Jeannie Kiehn, WSU Grant County 4-H program coordinator. “She has assisted in teaching Adult Digital Literacy in community class settings and in one-on-one instruction.”
Medina has traveled to Washington DC to meet with legislators and sit on a panel with Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, as they announced a new initiative to extend broadband in rural communities. She has also sat on a panel with Microsoft and the National 4-H Board of Directors to discuss the need for rural broadband and how Tech Changemakers can help bridge the digital divide between generations. Recently, she participated in a media tour, and was interviewed by seven major radio stations.
“4-H, not only locally, but nationally, has benefited from Nora’s participation,” Kiehn added.
Medina will be attending the University of Washington in Seattle in the fall. She is interested in a career in software development.
“I chose this school because of its computer science program, (and) its location, as there are many tech opportunities in Seattle.” Medina said.