Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Gov. Polis congratulates Colorado’s Girls Go CyberStart National Championship participants

DENVER - Today, Gov. Jared Polis congratulated Colorado high school students who participated in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart competition and National Championship. The CyberStart game, which teaches students about cybersecurity through a series of online challenges, ran from January 13 to June 30, 2020. 


In his video message to participants, Governor Polis exclaimed, “We are so proud of ALL the Colorado teams and students who participated in the Girls Go CyberStart challenge, and would like to give a special shout-out to our top three Colorado finishers.” 


Colorado’s top three finishers include Grandview High School’s Cyber Wolves, Pine Creek High School’s IT Cyber Eagles, and Lutheran High School’s LHS Cyber Squad.


This year, 276 girls from 28 Colorado high schools participated in the Girls Go CyberStart challenge. Among those participants, 45 Colorado students - nine teams and 10 individual players - were selected to compete in the National Championship. The following high schools were represented:


  • Centennial High School

  • Cherry Creek High School

  • Cheyenne Mountain High School

  • Colorado Academy

  • Durango High School

  • Evergreen High School

  • Grandview High School

  • Highlands Ranch High School

  • Lutheran High School

  • Niwot High School

  • Peak to Peak Charter School

  • Pine Creek High School

  • Stem School Highlands Ranch


To learn more about the SANS Institute’s Girls Go CyberStart Challenge, visit


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About the Governor’s Office of Information Technology

The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is a dynamic organization responsible for the operation and delivery of information and communications technology services and driving innovation across Executive Branch agencies in the State of Colorado. OIT delivers smart technology solutions, provides quality customer service, and supports state agencies whose missions are critical to serving Coloradans. OIT oversees technology initiatives at the state level and recommends strategies to maximize efficiencies and offer cost-effective services through the application of enterprise technology solutions. The Office’s enterprise approach also enables the agile delivery of new applications to state agencies that improve the overall customer experience and citizen access to government services while increasing accountability and transparency.


OIT is also home to the Office of Information Security and the Colorado Broadband Office, and manages the Public Safety Communications Network which includes the Digital Trunked Radio System, a statewide wireless system that enables direct communications between first responders and agencies. 


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Sample Social Media Post



@GovofCO congratulates Colorado’s Girls Go CyberStart participants and top finishers at the 2020 National Championship: @GGCyberStart @Grandview_HS @PineCreekHS @Lutheran_High