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Red River Qualifies for Girls Go CyberStart National Championship

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

May 12, 2020

Red River Qualifies for Girls Go CyberStart National Championship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Red River High School is one of seven North Dakota high schools to qualify for the Girls Go CyberStart 2020 National Championship.

Girls Go CyberStart is an innovative, online cybersecurity competition for high school-aged girls. The Girls Go CyberStart program includes a series of online challenges that allow students to act as cyber protection agents to solve cybersecurity-related puzzles and explore related topics such as cryptography and digital forensics.

The championship will be held as a continuous 48-hour online competition from May 20-21. Each qualifying school selected four students to compete in the team event on May 20.

Top scoring teams will play for $400 for each team member and $250 for their school.

This year, 123 Red River students participated in the program. Eight of the students kept working on challenges during remote learning in order to qualify Red River for the competition.

The Red River students who will compete on May 20 are Alexis Crane, Nina Jiang, Angelica Knudsen, and Narria Neubert.

Also completing challenges to help the team qualify for the national championship were Meghan Byrd, Madeleine Sandberg, Raegan Salgado, and Heather Schwartz

Paul Zettler is the advisor of the program.

Last year, more than 10,000 high school females in 25 states participated in Girls Go CyberStart.

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