Picked up from the Newark Post
U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, Governor Jack Markell and Mayor James Baker recognized the top scoring students of the 2011 United States Cyber Foundations fall competition at a special award ceremony at the Wilmington Charter School on January 5.
This national online competition included 2,034 high school students from 32 states, three U.S. Territories and 169 schools. Gavy Aggarwal from the Charter School of Wilmington was the national winner, with Jacob Davis, also of the same school, placing 14th nationwide. Third place in Delaware was Esme Li of Middletown High School. Top scorers from other Delaware schools include: Eric Wright, Howard HS of Technology; Cynthia Krejczman, Polytech HS; and Parth Gadani from Delmar Senior High School.
Cyber Foundations is a nationwide online competition focusing on the most important foundational fields of cyber security: networking, operating systems, and system administration. Cyber Foundations is a feeder program into other US Cyber Challenge events, including the collegiate level camps, which were hosted in Delaware in 2010 and 2011.
The goal of the Cyber Challenge is to identify and nurture America's top young people destined for careers in cyber security. The program encourages students to learn advanced skills to protect our nation's critical information infrastructure. Delaware was one of 6 states hosting collegiate level cyber security training camps in 2010 and 2011.
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