CyberPatriot Team Takes Third Place in State Event

CyberPatriot Team Takes Third Place in State Event

The Lutheran High CyberPatriot Team took third place recently at the CyberPatriot State Competition. In just their third year as a team, the CyberStangs placed third in the gold tier. They have earned a spot in this weekend’s upcoming Regional Competition.

Team members include Natalie Rankin, Sam Schimke, Phoebe Lovins, Dustin Marshall, Jalen Perez, Scott Semian, and Josh Morrison. The team is coached by Ryan Auginbaugh.

Lutheran High offers classes in Cybersecurity and Cyber Defense. Students are able to get certification in A+ as well after completing the class.

What is CyberPatriot?
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in c​ybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. ​
At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​
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