Cabell Midland High School’s CyberPatriot Team, the "Cyber Knights", win 1st Place Award

The following was originally released by CyberPatriot.  

(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.

More information is available at or from the CyberPatriot staff at [email protected].


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