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Parkway CyberPatriot Teams Win 2nd Place in Louisiana
Posted 1/31/20

 

Two teams of students from Parkway High School AFJROTC recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the 12th season of CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s (AFA) National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

Led by Coach Bob O’Brien, Parkway excelled in the CyberPatriot XII State Round, demonstrating teamwork, critical thinking and technical skills needed for a successful career in cybersecurity. The two teams’ performance earned them the State’s 2nd  Place Award in the Platinum and Gold Tiers and the Gold team earned a spot in the Semifinal Round.  

CyberPatriot was established by the AFA and 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.

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.

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.

Parkway shined at the state level in CyberPatriot XII and Bossier Schools could not be more proud!