Mile High Awards 2013 Dave Sanders Columbine IT Scholarship to Alex Schmoutz
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Posted by: Larry A. Krupicka, CCP, CSP, Mile High Chapter
, a graduating senior from Columbine High
School, is honored by the Mile
High Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals
(AITP) as the 2013 recipient of the Dave
Sanders Columbine Information Technology Scholarship at the chapter's monthly
dinner meeting held on May 16th, 2013. Alex will attend the University of Colorado
Boulder in the fall where he intends to major in Computer Science.
Alex Schmoutz (left) receives the Dave
Sanders Columbine IT Scholarship from Larry Krupicka-Chair
In preparation for college, Alex has attended computer science classes studying
programming, web development, operating system configuration, cyber security
and database design.
Alex has also competed in CyberPatriot (www.uscyberpatriot.org) which is a national high school cyber defense competition and placed 2nd.
Scholarship Committee Chair, Larry Krupicka says that Alex was
highly recommended by his computer science instructor Mr. William (Bill) Heldman who noted: "He is highly intelligent and self-directed. I am pleased to recommend
Alex for any award or endeavor that furthers his continued pursuit of a
technology education and subsequent career”.
Outside the classroom Alex enjoys the outdoor activities snowboarding and golf.
This scholarship was funded to honor the memory of Dave Sanders, who was a computer lab and business instructor at
Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado until April 20, 1999 when he lost
his life while helping students to safety during the Columbine shootings.
AITP is a national organization that provides quality IT related education,
information on relevant IT issues and forums for networking with experienced
peers and students preparing to enter the IT profession. The Mile High Chapter
has been providing leadership opportunities, professional development and personal
growth in Denver since 1952.
To learn more about the Mile High Chapter of AITP and this scholarship
(including previous 12 scholarship winners) go to
Larry A. Krupicka, CCP, CSP
Chairman - Dave Sanders Columbine IT
Mile High Chapter of AITP
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