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McGonagle welcomes CSforMA to State House

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Representative Joe McGonagle, Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representative Manny Cruz welcomed CSforMA to the State House. The two-part event included a presentation by CSforMA Executive Director Deborah Boisvert on the goal and work of the organization as well as an exhibition of students’ work across grades and the Commonwealth. Everett High School was represented by its impressive computer science students led by Neil Plotnick.

“I was thrilled to be part of this event but even prouder to be representing such incredible students,” said McGonagle. “Computer science is an ever-growing field and it is so important that we give our students access to it. From hobbies to lucrative careers, being proficient in computer science skills is the way of the future. The team at CSforMA does a great job promoting this but also working towards making it available and approachable for all students. Mr. Plotnick at Everett High School is also instrumental in this and I’m grateful our Everett students have him. I also want to thank Senator Sal DiDomenico and Rep. Manny Cruz for their help in organizing and promoting this event, as well as recognizing the importance of this mission.”

CSforMA is a branch of CSforAll, and their mission statement reads “CSforMA is the Massachusetts Computer Science Education Hub for passionate stakeholders dedicated to ensuring that all K-12 students have access to, are able to take and be successful in high-quality computer science coursework. Our priority is to broaden the participation of females, students of color, rural students, and other underserved populations.”

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