Cyber Knights show skills in cyber security competition
Posted Monday, January 22, 2018
Computers, snacks and cyber security — weekends of high-tech competition have taken place at Stratford High School, and the Stratford Cyber Knights have proven they’re among the best.
The Cyber Knights’ varsity team qualified to compete in the highest tier — the top 30 percent of all teams in the country in Saturday’s round of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition — Cyber Patriot.
The junior varsity team also performed well and was the top qualifier in the silver tier of the state round. The JROTC team competed in the gold tier.
Final scores from the competition are expected to be available in a few weeks.
Cyber Patriot, organized by the Air Force Association, is meant to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity other science/technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Members of the varsity team include Liam Diaz, William Farias, James Lin, Alden Partridge and Joshua Smith. Members of the junior varsity team include Ivory Bryant, Greg Dempsey, Nathaniel Davenport, Sean Jones-Castillo, Dexter Manigault and Savannah Stremlow. The JROTC team is composed of Josh Belyeu, Richard Karcher, David Litke-Johnson, Logan Martin, Tre-Vaughn Sheppard, and Seth Spigner.
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