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GIRLS IN CYBERSECURITY . - A HOT FIELD GETTING HOTTER!
 
Governor Abbott recently issued a press release about a partnership with the SANS Institute on a program called GirlsGoCyberStart
 
The partnership will focus on recruiting high school female students in fifteen states, including Texas, for a free online game for students to discover their talents in cybersecurity and learn more about computer security training. 
 
Participating students do not need prior cybersecurity knowledge or IT experience. All that is required is a computer and an internet connection. Young women in high school in Texas who excel in the GirlsGoCyberStart game will have the opportunity to win computers and other prizes as well as a trip, with a parent, to the 2018 Women in CyberSecurity Conference.  
 
Here’s a site where your students can try a couple of the challenges. https://medium.com/girls-go-cyberstart/girls-go-cyberstart-challenge-teasers-ea7d0c35c5d3
 
Registration is from January 29 through February 16, with play happening February 20-25.  See www.GirlsGoCyberStart.com for more information.
 
 
THINKING ABOUT PLAYING SPORTS IN COLLEGE?
 
You need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to play at a Division I or II college.
 
For more information on registration, amateurism standards, academic preparedness, and FAQs, click the link below:
 
 
ATTENTION: THERE ARE NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR  DIVISION II ELIGIBILITY STARTING IN 2018.
 
CHECK THOSE OUT BELOW:
 
Success in the New Economy
 
Parent and Students!
 
Need to get a broad, comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of what it takes to be successful after high school?
 
Wondering what to pursue, for how long, at what cost?
Want to know if it leads to a rewarding, good paying job?
 
If these thoughts are on your mind, check out the "Success in the New Economy" video presented in Texas OnCourse Academy: https://youtu.be/zs6nQpVI164
 
 
WANT TO COMPARE DIFFERENT MAJORS (cost, length, employment, future income) or ONE MAJOR AT DIFFERENT COLLEGES?
 
Use the following links:
 
 
CALVIN COOLIDGE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIORS
 

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship.

Application deadline: Jan 24, 2018
 
To find out more and access the application, click on the link: https://coolidgescholars.org/
 
 
THINKING ABOUT TAKING A GAP YEAR AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?
 
Do it for the right reasons and plan it right.
 
For more information, click below:
 
 
Interested in the military, take the ASVAB test (each fall at THS - next test Fall 2018)
 
  • Want more information about the ASVAB test? Click here
  • Want free practice material ahead of the test? Click on the two links below.