Hammonton—St. Joseph High School junior Izabel Garcillano of Vineland was one of 13 students to garner national recognition for her poster entry in the 2017-2018 New Jersey Cybersecurity Poster Contest.
The contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Selected as the New Jersey 11th grade winner, Garcillano’s poster was submitted to the MS-ISAC National Cybersecurity Awareness poster contest where thousands of entries were received from across the nation.
An ecstatic Garcillano received a certificate of appreciation from Cyber Liaison Officer Michael T. Vance in a surprise presentation at St. Joseph High School on Wednesday.
“This is a national contest which encourages our youth to use the Internet safely and securely,” explains Vance. “Educating our children about the rules of Internet safety will encourage them to make better decisions when posting pictures, videos and personal information online.”
The 13 winning national posters will be displayed in the 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Calendar which is distributed nationwide in October as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It may also be used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about internet and computer safety.