Springs students Grace Dwinnell, Jeremy Marten, Joshua Ortiz, Anais Park and Lily Sharp are competing in CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the world’s largest cybersecurity competition, reported Maureen Roye, director of CTE.
CyberPatriot is a national youth cyber education program created in the United States to help direct students toward careers in cybersecurity, computer science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The program was created by the United States Air Force and is sponsored by Northrop Grumman.
Participation in the CyberPatriot competition is part of an internship facilitated by CTE teacher Chris Allen. The students apply the skills they developed in CTE Computer Coding and CTE Cyber Security. This competition provides students the opportunity to continue building their cyber security skills in order to become college and career ready in a high-wage and high-demand industry. Students who completed round 1 in October advanced to Round 2 in early November. The State finals will take place in December.