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Beth Stefanik
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St. Anne's-Belfield School Alumni, Teacher Honored with CBIC Awards

Charlottesville, Va., May 27, 2016 – The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) announced it's 2016 award winners on May 26, and St. Anne's-Belfield School was well-represented. Apex Clean Energy, founded by alumnus Sandy Reisky '84, was named Business of the Year, while Suz Somersall '02 was honored as Innovator of the Year for her Kira Kira 3D Printing Academy.

Ms. Kim Wilkens, co-coordinator of the School's Computer Science Initiative, received the CBIC Volunteer of the Year Award. Ms. Wilkens has been a tireless technology activist throughout the year, serving as chair of the CBIC Tech Tour that included 395 area middle and high school students, a coordinator of community Girls' Geek Days throughout the school year, and co-organizer of the St. Anne's-Belfield School SPARK! Hackathon. Wilkens was also recently tapped by Mozilla to help plan the 2016 MozFest, an event bringing together technology enthusiasts and Open Web advocates from across the world to be held in the United Kingdom this fall. 


St. Anne’s-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades 9 - 12. More than 20 countries are represented in the student body, with 38% of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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