Student of the Week: Davita Bird

Series: Student-Athlete of the Week | Story 18

December 25, 2019

Jocelyn Rowley

Senior Davita Bird recently participated in the 16th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week competition, held Nov. 6-9 in New York City.

Davita Bird has always been interested in how things work, so at the suggestion of her mother, an engineer at Seagate, she started exploring the world of computer programming as a curious seventh grader at Flagstaff Academy. Now in her senior year at Niwot High, that curiosity has blossomed into a passion that has her expanding the frontiers of technology.

"Computers were always the maximum 'how is this doing anything?' for me," she said. "Without the programming, it's just a hunk of metal. We make it do stuff."

Bird's interest in computer science led her to teacher Teresa Ewing, first at...

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