Three teams from C.S. Monroe Technology Center recently concluded competition in the eighth season of CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
Established by the Air Force Association, the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created to excite, educate and motivate students toward careers in cyber security 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 two to six students across the United States, Canada, and from Department of Defense schools abroad, to find and resolve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated environments.
Led by coaches Jeremy Staples and Rodney Krone, the advancing teams from Monroe Technology Center excelled in the CyberPatriot VIII State Round held in January and their outstanding performance earned spots in the Gold and Silver Tiersâ€™ Regional Round, which was held Feb. 19 through 21.
Two Monroe teams placed in the Gold category.
The West Side Locos were composed of Joseph Evans (Loudoun Valley High School), Jared Kilby, Alex Kittka, Jonathan Oertly and Shelby Sternberg (all of Woodgrove High School). Cyber Chase members included Travis Hineman (Broad Run High School), Andrew Thomas (Loudoun Valley High School) and Adam Youssef (Heritage High School).
The Dream Team, featuring Thomas Chenoweth (Broad Run High School), Caydon Glasper (Woodgrove High School), Miya Washington (John Champe High School), Chad White (Woodgrove High School) and Matt Young (Woodgrove High School), placed at the Silver level.
Monroe had nine teams in this year's CyberPatriot Competition.