Organizing #HouseOfCode in Washington D.C.

Thank you to Congressional App Challenge for having me as an intern this year!  It was lovely working with the team in-person. Attending #HouseOfCode again this year but from an entirely different perspective as a volunteer was also an amazing new experience. It was so great to see the apps that I’ve heard talked about in all the pitch videos I helped vet through in their live and realized form as well as the passionate and creative student innovators behind the apps.

2018 National Award Winner for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

I have been announced as the 2018 National Honorable Mention of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for my work founding Girls Can Code, creating SaveBB, organizing library girls coding workshops, and assisting as an intern for the Congressional App Challenge. Thank you to the reviewers, selection committee, and the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing team for this award!

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing is a development initiative for young women with aspirations and achievements in computing and information technology. The program consists of an award for high school students as well as a community for college women. Sponsors include AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and Symantec.

*The Honorable Mention designation replaced “runner-up” last season; it is the same designation.



Student Government: December Recap

Student Government Meeting 8 (12/1)

Student eKudos/Compliments Submission Wall (12/1)

Student Profile and Contact Directory (12/4) Hosted by Board Chair of Communication & Outreach

Finals Study Study Groups & Community Discord Server (12/4)

It’s that dreaded time of the year – studying for finals. To assist you during this stressful time, Student Government is helping to form student study groups with a Discord Study Hall. Unlike Skype, its unique features of Voice Channels will allow you to join any study group call at any time. We anticipate this will make it much easier to have calls and voice conservation, overall providing more interactive and engaging student communication!

Pet Show-and-Tell Assembly (12/8) Hosted by Board Chair of SASS

What is the one thing that no one can resist?? We think many of you will agree that it’s squealing when a classmate or teacher brings one of their adorable pets on camera during class! Well, we have an amazing event planned for you dedicated to just that. On Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. Pacific, join us in the Student Life Room for a fun way to destress before finals study begins…A Pet Show-and-Tell!! Come on camera and introduce your pets to the rest of the OHS community! Or, if you don’t have a pet, just come and enjoy seeing (and squealing at!) the many cute, cool, and kooky pets of our OHSers. We hope to see you there!

Pixel Parcels Holiday Gift Exchange (12/8) Hosted by Senior Class Officers

Pixel Parcels is a Secret Santa style gift swap to give and receive a present from a fellow classmate. The deadline to sign up is December 15th, and your pair will be assigned to you on the 17th. Please send the gift by December 31st. Please note the gift’s value is not to exceed $15.

Instructor Spotlight Assembly (12/8) Hosted by Junior Class Officers

Student Government Meeting 8 with Heads of School (12/8)

Winter Assembly (12/15) Hosted by Sophomore Class Officers 

Share a Family/Holiday Tradition (12/15) Hosted by Middle School Representatives

We have such a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and cultures! Share your tradition through pictures, video, slideshow, or just talk about it. We’d love to learn how you celebrate the holiday season with your family. Your whole presentation should be no more than 1 minute long.



2017 Winners Congressional App Challenge!

Link to 2017 Congressional App Challenge Winner Results that I assisted with assembling together:

Congressional App Challenge: Nov Update Doubling Last Year Stats

The App Challenge submission deadline was November 1st and since then we’ve been hard at work going through submissions, getting in touch with judges, and preparing for the big winner announcements Dec. 7th during #CSEdWeek!

From preliminary statistics this year, we have doubled the number of participants, participating congressional districts, and submitted apps compared to last year, which is absolutely incredible!

Student Government: November Recap

Homecoming Court Nominations (11/6) Hosted by Freshman Class Officers

Which upperclassmen would you elect to reign OHS? Choose up to 4 nominees for Homecoming King and/or Queen. Vote for the junior or senior who you feel has made a positive impact on the OHS Community here. The results will be announced at the spirit week assembly, and the winners will be crowned at the dance!

Art Festival Assembly (11/10) Hosted by Board Chair of Arts

We will be having an art festival event for artists to showcase what they’ve been working on! Come see cool art, photography, as well as listen to music produced by OHSers! We hope to see you there!

Student Government Meeting 7 (11/10)

Fall Spirit Week (11/13 – 11/17) 

Spirit Week and you know what that means… Spirit Day Themes, eKudos, Superlatives, and Hidden Images!! Keep your eyes open for links to celebrate and acknowledge the things that make your teachers, classmates, and friends unique and special. Want to win some extra points for your grade, look out for Passive Participation! This year we will be hunting for loose alpacas roaming teacher’s slides. To see the details of all the activities happening this week click here.

Spirit Day Themes
Monday: Wear your grade’s school colors!
Tuesday: Wear the craziest, most outrageous hair possible!
Wednesday: Wear a wacky or weird outfit!
Thursday: Wear your oldest, most vintage clothes!
Friday: Wear your best Stanford Gear!

eKudos Categories
Monday: Teachers/Instructors
Tuesday: Staff/Advisors/Counselors
Wednesday: Classmates
Thursday: Friends

Class Colors
Senior: Purple
Junior: Blue
Sophomore: Red
Freshman: Green
7th Grade: Yellow
6th Grade: Orange

Class Cup Kickoff (11/13)

Do you think your grade has the most spirit? Now is your chance to prove it! Student Government introduces the Class Cup! It’s a year long competition between each of the grades (with all middle school students combined into one team) with points earned for attendance and participation in live and passive events. The grade which has the most points by the end of the school year will be recognized at graduation weekend for their accomplishments. Get ready, because scoring starts November 13th on the first day of Spirit Week!

International Student Assembly (11/16) Hosted by Junior Class Officers

For those interested in trying out the life of international students feel free to join us in the international student assembly at 3 am! We’ll be talking about how we can gain greater traction better club meeting times, office hours, making friends when all meetups are hundreds of miles (or should I say, kilometers!) away.

Spirit Week Assembly (11/17) 

Want to know who got nominated for Homecoming King and Queen? Or which class won the Class Cup? Tune in to the Spirit Assembly in the Student Life Room at 9 a.m. Today! There will be club presentations, Karaoke Madlibs, a presentation of the results from every Spirit Week related activity, and a to close a Stanford gear parade!

Homecoming Dance (11/18)