CPXII Round 2 Complete
The second qualifing round for this year's CyberPatriot State Championship competition is finished. Last year's State Open Division Champion, Huntsville High, is ranked 2nd and 3rd in the state after the preliminary results were compiled late Sunday night. These two teams, made up of mostly Juniors and Seniors have put in years of work study and skill development to be working at this level. Still to be released are networking scores that will have little impact on these rankings, as rival Grissom is ranked solidly in frist place.
The surprise in the weekend was Huntsville High JROTC unit. They put in scores that have them ranked as the second team in the JROTC division, just 2 points behind the leading team. In this race, the networking scores could alter the standing when they come out early next week.
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks.You can read more about this and their other programs on the CyberPatriot website.