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Tennessee to Compete in Girls Go CyberStart Program

Gov. Bill Lee announces Tennessee participation for second consecutive year
Friday, December 06, 2019 | 09:00am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Tennessee will again participate in the Girls Go CyberStart competition in 2020 and encourage young women to explore opportunities in studying cybersecurity.

“We are prioritizing high-skill technology education and training because we want our students to be first in line for advanced cybersecurity opportunities,” said Lee. “We are excited to continue participation in this program that will attract more young women to these careers.”

Tennessee began working with Girls Go CyberStart in 2019, and high school students across the state participated. Programming highlights decision-making skills and introduces concepts such as open-source intelligence, cryptography, web application and more to spark an interest in computer science and cybersecurity.

Participants and their high schools are eligible for more than $100,000 in monetary prizes and scholarships. In 2019, seven high school students in Tennessee received scholarship money for their outstanding performance in the CyberStart Game.

Teacher information and student practice programs are available now. Registration for Girls Go CyberStart is currently open with online gaming commencing on January 13, 2020. Additional details and registration can be found at www.girlsgocyberstart.org.