Techy teenager creates Web site to get more girls involved technology

For some kids it’s art, for some it’s music, and for others it’s sports. For 16-year-old Michelle McCarthy it’s math, science, and technology. And she’s created a website to get girls like her involved in technology. The website, mind you, won first place in a statewide contest sponsored by the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation.

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For 16-year-old Michelle McCarthy, math and science are her favorite subjects at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. But she knows the two subjects are not as easy or pleasurable for some other girls, so she created a Web site in September to help draw more females into technology.

The GT, or Girls into Technology, Web site, www.lestara.com/004chris35/index.htm, won Michelle first place Nov. 22 in a state contest sponsored by the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation.

“I really am a tech girl at heart,” said Michelle, a junior at the all-girls school who lives in Commerce Township. “It’s a way of expressing myself.”

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