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Huntsville City Schools Students Earn Several Top Spots at CyberPatriot Awards Ceremony

Students from Huntsville City Schools were among those honored at the 2019 CyberPatriot XI Recognition & Award Ceremony.

Students from Huntsville City Schools were among those honored at the 2019 CyberPatriot XI Recognition & Award Ceremony.

On Thursday, April 25, in the UAH Charger Auditorium, 12 teams from 7 Huntsville City Schools were honored at the CyberPatriot XI Recognition & Award Ceremony presented by CyberHuntsville.

Over 75 students representing 16 teams from across the Tennessee Valley were also at the reception. The Air Force Association (AFA) established the CyberPatriot Program to motivate students towards careers in STEM related fields.

Among those honored were teams from:

  • Challenger Middle; recognized for 1st and 2nd place in the state
  • JROTC teams from Lee/New Century; 1st and 2nd place in their divisions
  • JROTC teams from Grissom; 1st and 2nd place in their respective categories
  • Huntsville High; 1st place state honors in their category
  • Hampton Cove Middle; 3rd place in AFA state

Students have the opportunity to take up to 6 different courses in cyber security, beginning in middle school up through high school. 

Jim Morse, lead cyber teacher for Huntsville City Schools, said school leaders made a commitment to teach cyber security throughout the district. “We expect to be leaders in the state, and we expect everyone to be chasing us,” Morse said. 

Source: Huntsville City Schools