Junior Geek of the Month: Madison Cordell wins Amazon Scholarship for Computer Science

When Madison was at Cordell Elementary School, a teacher brought her to the hallway to teach her difficult math problems. Now a high school, Cordell is still called by teachers, this time for a class to learn that she was selected to get one. Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship.

For Cordell, the honor is a recognition of his success at Lake Stevens High School in Wash Stein, Wash., Lake and it was a great help to go to college this fall. Of the 100 recipients from the underlined and underlined communities to choose from, Cordell is Washington State winner alone.

And that’s why he should GeekWire Junior Geek of the Month Presented by Monthly Honors for May Northern TrustRecognizes talented young scholars, innovators, creators and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest.

“I’ve always been really into science and math, they’ve always been my interest,” Cordell said. “I haven’t been able to get into computer engineering in particular this year.”

She will have the opportunity to learn more about it as she holds a degree in computer science and mathematics from Western Washington University. Amazon awarded million 1 million in scholarships for the third year in a row. Students receive एक 10,000 a year for a total of up to $ 40,000, as well as the opportunity for a paid software engineering internship at Greet after their new year on Amazon.

Madison Cordell took a selfie with her Amazon Scholarship Award box. (Photo courtesy of Madison Cordell)

Last summer, Cordell was looking for things to learn online for free, and Cody decided it might be a good thing to practice.

“I really like it. I think it’s really fun, “she said.” It encouraged her to email the school counselor and switch to AP Computer Science for the next school year. “I just had fun in that class.”

Her computer science teacher later shared a link to an Amazon scholarship application and Cordell filled out that night.

“I didn’t really think about it again until I knew I won it. It was so crazy,” she said.

Cordell is not sure which career path he will pursue. She wants to have an open mind and find something emotional with her in college. She loves computer science because she is presented with a problem and there is a way to solve it.

“I think there is a solution,” she said. “There are steps that work through you and there are languages ​​that you learn and there are tools that you can create better solutions and solve problems in a realistic way. But you also get a chance to be creative in how you do it. “

Madison Cordell holds the “Top Presenter” award during her Youth Aerospace Program internship. (Photo courtesy of Madison Cordell)

Cordell is involved in his school’s leading club and he says he does a lot of community service. She loves to help people. She is also into arts and crafts, a keen reader and a member of her school’s book club, and has done previous internships through Sadbhavana Youth Aerospace Program.

She works this summer Padded spaces, Her grandmother-run Taal Stevens business that stands for computer tablets – and which can be found on Amazon. She was not saving for college but was thankful that she no longer had to worry about it. He has a mother and three sisters.

“I think it’s crazy that such a big company knows who I am. I find it really strange to think so. Cordell said of Amazon. “I wish I didn’t have to take money from such a big company and that education was not a ‘begging’ thing for you. I want a lot of people to have this opportunity. ”

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