The following was originally released by CyberPatriot.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(January 17, 2020)
Cabell Midland High School’s CyberPatriot Team, the "Cyber Knights", win 1st Place Award
DATELINE – A team of students
from Cabell Midland High School’s Air Force JROTC in Ona, WV recently concluded
an exceptional round of competition in the twelfth season of CyberPatriot – the
Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
Established by AFA in 2009,
CyberPatriot is designed to educate and motivate students toward careers in
cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
disciplines critical to our nation’s future.
With assistance from Marshall University’s School of Forensic & Criminal Justice Sciences, the Cyber Knights
excelled in the CyberPatriot XII State Round held in December, demonstrating
teamwork, critical thinking, and technical skills needed for a successful
career in cybersecurity. The team’s performance earned it West Virginia’s 1st
Place Award in the Gold Tier.
CyberPatriot’s core program –
the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition – challenges teams of students
across the United States, Canada, and other schools abroad, to find and resolve
cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated environments. Top teams from the
online rounds earn an all-expenses-paid trip to Rockville, Md., for the
in-person National Finals Competition, where students compete for national
recognition and scholarships.
From 6,760 teams
registered for the competition season, the CyberPatriot field is divided into
three divisions – the Open Division for public, private, and home school teams;
the All Service Division for JROTC, Civil Air Patrol, and Naval Sea Cadet Corps
teams; and the Middle School Division for middle school-aged students. Based on
the results of two preliminary rounds, CyberPatriot XII high school teams were
categorized within their divisions as Platinum, Gold, or Silver Tier teams,
with Platinum Tier teams representing the highest scoring teams.
information is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org or from the CyberPatriot
staff at [email protected].
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent,
professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to
promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and
to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.
Contact: LaDonna Orleans