Students win state tech awards

Tarissa Jackson, a junior at Burnsville High School, was named a winner in the inaugural Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing award. Erin Mitchell, a junior at Lakeville North High School, and Molly Anderson, a resident of Mendota Heights and senior at Trinity School at River Ridge, were named runners-up.

Six winners and five runners-up were named. The winners/runners-up were chosen to receive the first-time honor based on their interests, accomplishments, and community involvement in computing and technology, as well as for their aspirations in computing and technology-related fields.

Jackson, Mitchell, Anderson and the other winners will receive prizes during an April awards event hosted at Unisys Corporation in Eagan.