For Immediate Release
January 12, 2011
Twelve High School Teams Advance to Finals in National Cyber Competition
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) congratulates the twelve teams of CyberPatriot’s Open Division who have qualified for the championship round.
CyberPatriot, an education initiative produced by AFA, is a one-of-a-kind cyber defense competition that provides students hands-on learning about cyber security while virtually competing against their peers. During the latest competition on January 8, teams raced against time and their opponents to quickly find and effectively correct vulnerabilities in three different simulated networks, continuing to build knowledge on improving computer networks, strengthening security features and configuring ports and routers.
Congratulations to the following high school teams:
- Alamo Academies, San Antonio, Texas
- Franklin High School, Los Angeles, California
- Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton, Oklahoma
- John R. Rogers High School, Spokane, Washington
- Lakewood Christian School, McAlester, Oklahoma
- Locke High School, Torrance, California
- Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California
- Park Tudor School, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Poway High School Robotics Club, Poway, California
- Rangeview High School, Aurora, Colorado
- Red Bank Regional High School, Little Silver, New Jersey
- Westview High School, San Diego, California
The advancing teams will receive all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, DC, where they will compete in their first in-person challenge, hoping to win the President’s Trophy and scholarship money.
“CyberPatriot promotes cyber responsibility among today’s youth in the form of an exciting competition,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. “These students have completed very difficult tasks throughout the competition, and I’m excited to meet them all at the finals.”
The championship round will take place March 31 to April 2 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, just minutes from downtown Washington, DC. This final competition will be held in conjunction with AFA’s CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition.
CyberPatriot is presented by Northrop Grumman, with founding partners SAIC and the CIAS at the University of Texas-San Antonio. More information can be found on CyberPatriot at
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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