Three county girls recognized for technology achievements: national award aims to encourage tech-saavy women

Three county girls recognized for technology achievements: national award aims to encourage tech-saavy women

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Watsonville High School freshmen Idzel Cano, 14, and Brianna Flores, 14, are among 25 talented Bay Area girls who will be honored by the National Center for Women and Information with an award for aspirations in computing Sunday at the Computer History Museum in San Jose.  Cano and Flores learned game design while middle-schoolers through the Girl Game Company, an after-school ITEST project sponsored by Scotts Valley-based ETR Associates in Watsonville. They are now both enrolled in the company's TECH Teach program, teaching computer skills to fifth-graders at MacQuiddy Elementary School.