Lily Waddell, BHS Class of 2018, is the top scorer in the Maine 2018 Girls Go Cyberstart Competition. Cyberstart is a fun and interactive series of challenges that offer the chance to explore topics such as cryptography, penetration testing, and digital forensics. The Girls Go Cyberstart Competition is a way for girls to try out cybersecurity to inspire more young women to enter this growing field.
Waddell earned 57,450 points, besting 69 other teams to take the top spot in the state by over 11,000 points. She also placed 25th nationally out of 2700 teams registered in states throughout the country. She was awarded a new Chromebook and a $25 Amazon gift card, while also winning a $1500 cash prize for Bangor High School.