Westwood High School students have received special recognition in the cybersecurity field. A total of 40,000 students from around the U.S. competed in a cybersecurity event called Cyberstart America, with only 1,000 of them earning the designation of Scholar 8. Seven of those students are from Westwood High School. As a result, the seven students have been awarded a scholarship to cover their SANS Foundations course and one attempt at the Global Information Assurance Certification’s Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies certification, worth over $3,000. SANS stands for SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security. In addition, they can use that certification for three credit hours in many undergraduate college programs.