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Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge Round 2 Top 10 Announced!

Round 1 of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge has closed and we have our top 10 teams moving on to Round 2

More than 600 students competed in the challenge this year!

The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is designed to test student’s knowledge of cybersecurity, computer science and information technology. Each day of Round 1 consisted of multiple-choice questions focused on a different topic such as networking, programming, hacking and operating systems.

The Top Ten Round 2 finalist teams are:

Cadillac High School – Cyber Vikings
Kalamazoo Area Math Science Center – KAMSC11DCAPCS
Okemos High School – Chiefs A
Delta-Schoolcraft ISD – Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Team 3
Westwood High School – Westwood Cyber Warriors
Marquette Senior High School – Marquette Senior High School
Canton High School – Codebusters
Newaygo County CTC – NCCTC01
Trenton High School – Trojans
Livonia Career Technical Center – LCTC7

The competition scores were based on the number of correct answers given as well as the time taken to complete each day’s questions. This year, more than 200 teams and more than 600 students participated from 58 schools competed in Round 1. The schools were geographically located across all of the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

Participating Schools:
Kalamazoo Area Math Science Center
Grosse Pointe North H.S.
GP North 8
Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College
Clarkston Community Schools District
Clinton Community School District
Clinton Consolidated School District
Livonia Career Technical Center
Jackson High School
Trenton High School
Airport
Airport High School
Westwood Community School
Charlevoix Middle High School
Henry Ford Academy
Baldwin Community Schools
Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD
Marquette Senior High School
Lenawee ISD
Marquette Area Public Schools
Delta-Schoolcraft ISD
GCI
Troy High School
Canton High School
Gull Lake High School
Clinton High School
Bath High School
Golightly Career and Technical Center
Wilson Talent Center
Southgate Schools
Cedarville High School
Cadillac High School
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
Marquette Alger Technical Middle College
Advanced Technology Academy
Lapeer County Education and Technology Center
Okemos High School
King High School
Anchor Bay High School
Genesee Intermediate School District – Genesee Career Institute
CCISD
Ishpeming High School
Hillsdale Area Career Center
ERESA
Hudsonville Public Schools
Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School
Newaygo County RESA
Newaygo County CTC
Westwood High School
Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District
Heartlands Institute of Technology
Cass Technical High School
Fraser High School
Robichaud/westwood community school

The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is run and facilitated by Merit Network and the Michigan Cyber Range, in partnership with the State of Michigan. Event sponsors include AmeriNet, Juniper Networks and ADVA Optical Networking.

About The North American International Cyber Summit:
The North American International Cyber Summit 2018 hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, will once again take place in the heart of Downtown Detroit at CoboCenter. The event, in its seventh year, will bring together experts from across the globe to address a variety of cybersecurity issues impacting the world.

About Merit Network:
Merit Network, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan’s public universities. Merit owns and operates America’s longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan’s public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking and IT solutions to Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations. For more information: www.merit.edu

Media Contact:
Pierrette Dagg, 734.527.5734, [email protected]