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Three AHS Students Named National Cyber Scholars

June 1, 2022

Three Azle High School computer programming students have been recognized as National Cyber Scholars by CyberStart America.

Amanda Thorpe, Jacob Estrada, and Addison Taylor were all named National Cyber Scholars.

National Cyber Scholars are the highest-scoring eligible CyberStart players (out of 45,000+ players) and will be awarded a scholarship to cover the SANS Foundations course and one attempt at the GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) certification, worth over $3,000.


These students have shown an impressive level of persistence and ambition while learning and demonstrating a wide variety of valuable cyber skills. This is an outstanding accomplishment for these students!

About CyberStart America 
CyberStart America is a free national program for high school students, aiming to uncover hidden cyber talents, and to identify and develop the next generation of cyber superstars. CyberStart’s immersive gamified learning platform can take students from zero cybersecurity knowledge to possessing the skills necessary to compete in a national-level Capture the Flag challenge in a matter of weeks. Students new to the field with a strong aptitude, as well as students with existing interest in the field, can use the platform to train and qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition, allowing them to compete for life-changing college scholarship opportunities.