Maine students recently took part in the GirlsGoCyberStart program, a national opportunity that features fun, technical challenges and games to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals.
Promoted by Governor Paul R. LePage, the Maine Department of Education and the Maine Office of Information Technology, the program took place February 20th through the 25th of 2018 with students from all over Maine participating.
GirlsGoCyberStart was available to the first 10,000 girls who registered with teams of 1-4 students. 18 states participated and 5 of Maine’s 60 plus teams that participated, ranked in the top 100 scorers. Participants on the top three Maine teams were awarded prizes.
Maine’s top five scoring teams were from the following high schools (in order of scoring):
- Bangor High School, Penobscot County
- Thornton Academy, York County
- Portland High School, Cumberland County
- Falmouth High School, Cumberland County
- Maine Connections Academy, Cumberland County