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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 600 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:

Ann Arbor High School – Huron Hackers
Ann Arbor High School – River Rats
Canton High School – Bright Pigs
Cass Technical High School – Tech Support
Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center – KAMSC12RCAKAP
Newaygo County Career Tech Center – NCCTC01
Okemos High School – Cyberchiefs A
Okemos High School – Cyberchiefs B
Westwood High School – Patriots 1


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 from 40 schools competed in Round 1. The schools were geographically located across all of the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.



Participating Schools:

Airport High School
Ann Arbor Huron High School
Cadillac High School
Canton High School
Cass Technical High School
Cedarville School
Clinton High School
Delta-Schoolcraft ISD
Detroit Public Schools Community District
East Kentwood High School
Gull Lake High School
Hillsdale Area Career Center
Holt High School
Hudsonville High School
Hudsonville Public schools
Hudsonville Robotics Club
Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center
Lapeer County Educational Tech Center
LCC- Eaton Regional Education Service Agency
LCC/Clinton County Regional Education Service Agency
Manistique Area Schools
Marquette Alger RESA
Marquette Area Public School
Marquette Senior High School
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
Negaunee High School
Newaygo County Career Tech Center
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Okemos High School
Pickford Public Schools
Pinckney Community High School
Rockford High School
Student Information Technology Services
Trenton High School
Troy High School
Tuscola Technology Center
Van Buren Intermediate School District
West Bloomfield High School
Westwood Community Schools
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 at the North American International Cyber Summit on October 28th, 2019. Learn more about the summit here.


About The North American International Cyber Summit:

The North American International Cyber Summit 2019 will take place in the heart of Downtown Detroit at TCF Center. The event, in its eighth 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 Widmeyer
(734) 527-5734
[email protected]