Monday, January 14, 2013
Summerville High School’s Navy JROTC Team recently advanced to the National Semi-Final Round. Summerville’s Navy JROTC semi-final round will be conducted aboard the USS Yorktown Jan. 13.
Cyber Patriot is an education initiative produced by Air Force Association in 2008, is a one-of-a-kind cyber defense competition that provides students hands-on learning about cyber security. This year’s competition started with more than 1,200 teams from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in both Europe and the Pacific, and Canada in the two-track competition and 93 teams have advanced to the semi-final round. Teams have registered from public, private, parochial and home schools in the Open Division, and JROTC units of all Services, Naval Sea Cadets Corps and Civil Air Patrol squadrons filled the All-Service Division. Cyber Patriot helps to prepare college and career-ready students not only with technical skills, but also invaluable experience in teamwork, leadership, and critical-thinking. Competitors also gain great insights and technical expertise from industry leaders, including Cyber Patriot’s presenting sponsor, the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
After the Semifinal round, the top 26 qualifying teams receive all-expenses-paid trips to the Cyber Patriot National Championship Competition held in the National Harbor, MD on March 13-14.