GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Students at Stratford High School excelled in a recent state cyber security challenge.
Two teams from Stratford high school won their divisions in the state round of CyberPatriot - the National Youth Defense Competition. The Air Force Association created CyberPatriot to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
In the competition, teams act as IT professionals managing the network of a small company. During each round, the teams are tasked with finding cyber security vulnerabilities and protecting the network. Teams compete within the state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition. Teams in the National Finals will compete for scholarship money.
Stratford's teams won 1st Place in the state in the Gold and Silver tiers during a competition in late January. Stratford's Army JROTC team also advance to the next round through that competition.