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Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge – Round 1 Top 10 Teams Announced!


Round 1 of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge has closed.

We have our top 10 teams moving on to Round 2!

More than 480 students competed in the challenge this year.

The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is designed to test students’ 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:

  1. HuronRiverRats1 – Ann Arbor Huron High School
  2. HuronRiverRats2 – Ann Arbor Huron High School
  3. Crickets – Canton High School
  4. RebelRebel – Canton High School
  5. K10SDSMRR – Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center
  6. K11AAENER – Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center
  7. K12AEAKKO – Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center
  8. Fighting Irish – Notre Dame Preparatory School
  9. CyberchiefsA – Okemos High School
  10. West Bloomfield – West Bloomfield High School


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 160 teams from 31 schools competed in Round 1. The schools were geographically located across all of the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.



Participating Schools:

Ann Arbor Huron High School

Bay City Public Schools

Bay City Western High School

Bedford High School

Cadillac High School

Canton High School

Cass Technical High School

Clinton Community Schools

Clinton High School

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD

Eaton RESA

Grosse Pointe North H.S.

Gull Lake High School

Heartlands Inst. of Technology

Hillsdale Area Career Center

Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC)

Kalamazoo RESA

Lansing Community College

Lapeer County Ed Tech Center


Muskegon Career Tech Center

Newaygo County CTC

Notre Dame Preparatory School

Okemos High School

Oxford Community Schools

Rockford High School

Trenton High School

Tuscola Technology Center

Van Buren Intermediate School District

West Bloomfield High School

Westwood High 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 CISCO, Juniper Networks and ADVA.

Round 2 will take place online on September 25th, 2020. The winners of Round 2 will be announced on October 8, 2020 at the North American International Cyber Summit. Learn more about the summit here.


About The North American International Cyber Summit:

The North American International Cyber Summit 2020 will be completely virtual and fully interactive, delivering all the benefits of an in-person event while ensuring the health and safety of our presenters and participants. Also new this year, registration is free for all participants.  The event, in its ninth 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:


Merit Network Media Contact:

Pierrette Dagg

(937) 212-0631

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