Milena’s story is especially inspiring because she was born without one arm, from the elbow down. This is only to say, most of her peers never even notice, as she whizzes through puzzles and problems, and has “embraced coding like no other.”
Milena’s art teacher — who incorporates activities from Scratch, Code.org and others into her class — says her code is creative, complicated and challenging. The 7th grader “raised the bar in the classroom. She’s inspired many students to try to do better.”
Whats the best computer science invention ever?
It sounds weird but, autocorrect. It’s my favorite because I’m always making mistakes and now computers can automatically correct them for me!
Where do you want your code skills to take you?
I would like to do something in the medical field, like be a physician or surgeon.
What would you tell other kids who think computer science might not be for them?
If you are not into it because you think it’s hard, that not true. Before I tried it, I thought there would be a whole lot more to learn than there actually was. It can be really, really simple.
We’re sharing this story as part of our new Student of the Week series. Kids in cities and towns around the world who are changing the face of computer science. Do you teach a rockstar student? Nominate them to be a Code.org Student of the Week.