Four Teams Advance to National Semifinals
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 students to find and resolve cyber security vulnerabilities in simulated environments. Top teams from the preliminary online rounds win an all-expenses-paid trip to Baltimore, Maryland for the live National Finals Competition, where students compete for national recognition and scholarships.
Led by Coach Bryon Realey and assisted by Karen Pellico and Mark Hindsley, teams of students from Park Tudor excelled in the CyberPatriot X State Round held January 19-21, demonstrating teamwork, critical thinking skills, and technical knowledge key to a successful career in cyber security.
Coach Realey remarked "I'm proud of all of our participants. Our students really distinguish themselves by tackling these rigorous and demanding challenges, especially with each round being six hours long. This season, the team of Aaron Chai, Alex Gu, Andrew Wu, Kevin Wu, Matt Fu, and Varun Chheda earned their State Championship."
In all, 5584 teams registered to compete in CyberPatriot X, including 73 teams from Indiana.
- PT teams placed 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th in the Platinum (advanced) tier.
- Our teams also placed 1st, 4th and 5th in the Gold (intermediate) tier.
- Two Platinum and two Gold teams advance to this weekend's National Semifinals round of competition.