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Ft Sam Houston ISD’s CyberPatriot Competition

Ft Sam Houston Snacking Solitaire team

Fort Sam Houston ISD’s team Snacking Solitaire competed in the CyberPatriot Semi-Final round and did an amazing job! This team carefully curated and poured so much passion into their project and it showed. Their hard work shined bright as they placed top 50% nationwide overall and top 9% in the Boeing challenge.

FSHISD middle and high school competitors

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program brought upon by the Air & Space Forces Association to inspire K-12 students to pursue careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines that are essential for human innovation. The center of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation’s largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, the CyberPatriot Alumni Network, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, CyberGenerations –a seni​​​​or citizen cyber safety initiative, and a Tech Caregivers program designed to encourage cyber-savvy volunteers to give back to their communities.

Sources: Fort Sam Houston Facebook & US Cyberpatriot website

Blog by: Michelle Martinez, Intern, The University of Texas at Austin

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