Girls Go CyberStart Participation Competition Winners

We ran two exciting competitions during CyberStart Assess and it’s time to announce our lucky winners…

Over the last three weeks, over 11,000 high school girls have registered to play Girls Go CyberStart.

Spread across 27 states, these incredible numbers show the amount of young women who have participated and have taken their first steps to become the next leaders in cybersecurity.

Alan Paller, Director of Research at the SANS Institute, said:

“I’m thrilled to see that so many schools across the country joined in with Girls Go CyberStart and empowered the next generation of young women to become leaders in an industry where they can make a real difference. I want to congratulate the schools who engaged huge numbers of girls with the program — we are glad to have you onboard and hope you enjoy your prizes.”

During this first stage of the program, CyberStart Assess, Girls Go CyberStart ran two competitions to celebrate the success of schools with high participation levels. We can now announce the winners across all the states that participated.


COMPETITION 01

The rules:

For every 5 girls registered to a Club, who have completed at least 2 challenges, your school will receive 1 entry for a chance to win $1,000.

The winners are:

York High, Virginia

Egg Harbor High School, New Jersey

Medina High School, North Dakota


COMPETITION 02

The rules:

At the end of CyberStart Assess, the three Clubs in each state with the most girls registered (who have engaged in at least one challenge) will win:
1st place = $1,000, 2nd place = $750, 3rd place = $500.
If there is a draw for first place, prize money from 1st and 2nd place will be shared between the two winners. If there are three or more people with the same total, then the prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be shared between all of the winners.

The winners per state:

Texas / New Jersey / Nevada / Virginia / Connecticut / Indiana / Maryland / North Carolina / Arkansas / Hawaii / Alabama / California / Iowa / North Dakota / Georgia / Colorado / Michigan / West Virginia / Idaho / Delaware / Pennsylvania / Wyoming /Rhode Island / Maine / Tennessee / Vermont / Montana


Texas — 1,471 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Medina Valley High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Eastwood Academy awarded $750

3rd: La Joya High School awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Texas, the following schools will also receive:

• Hebron H S awarded $100

• Economedes H S awarded $100

• Northside ISD-Business Careers HS awarded $100

• Lovejoy H S awarded $100

• Lee H S awarded $100


New Jersey — 1,154 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Oakcrest High School awarded $875

2nd: Warren Hills Regional High School awarded $875

3rd: Bergen County Academies awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in New Jersey, the following schools will also receive:

• Red Bank Regional High School awarded $300

• High Technology High School awarded $100

• School Of Earth And Space Science awarded $100

• Westfield Senior High School awarded $100


Nevada — 986 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Veterans Tribute Career Technical Academy awarded $1,000

2nd: Cheyenne High School awarded $750

3rd: Damonte Ranch High School awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Nevada, the following schools will also receive:

West Career & Technical Academy awarded $300

West Prepatory Academy At Charles I West Hall Sec awarded $100


Virginia — 765 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Spotsylvania High awarded $1,000

2nd: North Stafford High awarded $750

3rd: Riverbend High awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Virginia, the following school will also receive:

• John S. Battle High awarded $200


Connecticut — 755 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Waterbury Career Academy awarded $1,000

2nd: Emmett O’Brien Technical High School awarded $750

3rd: Crosby High School awarded $500


Indiana — 659 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Jefferson High School awarded $1,000

2nd: East Noble High School awarded $750

3rd: Terre Haute North Vigo High School awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Indiana, the following schools will also receive:

• Mt Vernon High School awarded $100

• Park Tudor School awarded $100


Maryland — 583 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Mercy High Schooll awarded $1,000

2nd: Bryn Mawr School awarded $750

3rd: Poolesville High awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Maryland, the following schools will also receive:

Montgomery Blair High awarded $100

Great Mills High awarded $100


North Carolina — 535 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Union Pines High awarded $1,000

2nd: Panther Creek High awarded $750

3rd: Enloe High awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in North Carolina, the following school will also receive:

• NC School of Science and Mathematics awarded $100


Arkansas — 482 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Greenbrier High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Lake Hamilton High School awarded $750

3rd: Central High School awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Arkansas, the following school will also receive:

• Greenbrier Junior High School awarded $100


Hawaii — 459 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: The St Andrews Schools awarded $1,000

2nd: Myron B. Thompson Academy awarded $750

3rd: Sacred Hearts Academy awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Hawaii, the following schools will also receive:

• Kapolei High School awarded $100

• Castle High School awarded $100


Alabama — 425 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Center Point High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Florence High School awarded $750

3rd: Mary G Montgomery High School awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Alabama, the following school will also receive:

• Alabama School of Math & Science awarded $100


California — 387 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: John H. Pitman High awarded $1,000

2nd: Mira Costa High awarded $750

3rd: Troy High awarded $500


Iowa — 316 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: North Fayette Valley H School awarded $1,000

2nd: Waukon High School awarded $750

3rd: Sioux City Career Academy awarded $500

To celebrate the tremendous participation of students in Iowa, the following schools will also receive:

• West High School awarded $100

• Valley High School awarded $100

• Bedford High School awarded $100


North Dakota — 310 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Red River High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Flasher High School awarded $750

3rd: Williston High School awarded $500


Georgia — 287 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Evans High School awarded $875

2nd: Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School awarded $875

3rd: Thomas County Central High School awarded $500


Colorado — 235 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Durango High School awarded $1,000

2nd:Niwot High School awarded $750

3rd: Grandview High School awarded $500


Michigan — 230 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Negaunee High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Marquette Senior High School awarded $750

3rd: Novi High School awarded $500


West Virginia — 206 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Greenbrier East High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Parkersburg High School awarded $750

3rd: Notre Dame High School awarded $500


Idaho — 156 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Compass Academy awarded $1,000

2nd: Foothills School Of Arts & Sciences awarded $750

3rd: Gizmo-CdA awarded $500


Delaware — 144 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Mot Charter School awarded $1,000

2nd: Padua Academy awarded $750

3rd: Newark Charter School awarded $500


Pennsylvania — 139 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: J. W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School awarded $875

2nd: Plum SHS awarded $875

3rd: Emmaus HS awarded $500


Wyoming — 137 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Wyoming Indian High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Buffalo High School awarded $750

3rd: Black Butte High School awarded $500


Rhode Island — 121 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: West Warwick High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Middletown High School awarded $750

3rd: La Salle Academy awarded $500


Maine — 120 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Hancock County Technical Center awarded $1,000

2nd: Deering High School awarded $750

3rd: Sanford High School awarded $500


Tennessee — 110 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: William Blount High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Jackson Central-Merry Early College High awarded $750

3rd: Tennessee High School awarded $500


Vermont — 99 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Woodstock Senior Uhsd awarded $1,000

2nd: Randolph Technical Career Center awarded $750

3rd: Burlington Senior High School awarded $500


Montana — 61 girls participated in Girls Go CyberStart!

1st: Baker High School awarded $1,000

2nd: Capital High School awarded $750

3rd: Hobson High School awarded $500