North Carolina A&T Student’s Computer Teaching Draws White House Praise

GREENSBORO, N.C. ― The White House is honoring a North Carolina college student for spearheading a group in Guilford County that is developing a computer science-based program for at-risk youth.

The White House issued a statement Thursday saying North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University undergraduate Angelica Willis is being honored next week. The computer science student is behind an initiative developing an entrepreneurship and design space in Greensboro.

Willis is one of nine people from across the country being honored by the White House for their leadership in expanding access to computer science education. Next week’s program will feature remarks by President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Acting Education Secretary John King and others.

Willis is also a student ambassador through the White House Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) All-Stars program.