Howe Military Academy announced today its participation in the seventh season of CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Beginning in October 2014, high school students from Howe Military Academy out of Howe, IN will compete in the All-Service Division against similar teams across the country. This is the fourth straight year Howe Military Academy will be competing.
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school and middle school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program features an annual online and in-person competition, in which teams across the United States and Canada, as well as from Department of Defense Dependent Schools abroad compete in a series of online rounds for a chance to earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition in Washington, DC in the spring. There students have the opportunity to win scholarships and network with industry leaders.
“We are extremely excited to participate in the program for a fourth straight year. The students have really shown great interest in the program and they are learning some very important cyber safety skills along the way.”, said Howe Military Academy CyberPatriot coach, Michael Reed.
CyberPatriot greatly benefits from the support and technical expertise of its presenting sponsor, the
Northrop Grumman Foundation. Other sponsors include Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T Federal and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, USA Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors URS, Splunk, Symantec, and Riverside Research; and Cyber Silver sponsors Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and University of Maryland University College.
More information is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org or from the CyberPatriot staff at email@example.com.