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Teams from Cadillac and Carleton come in second and third

DETROIT.   October 30, 2017–High School teams from across Michigan came to the 2017 North American International Cyber Summit (NAICS) at Cobo Center in Detroit on October 30, 2017, for the finals of the High School Cyber Challenge, a cybersecurity competition created by Governor Rick Snyder. The ten finalist teams, comprised of three students each, completed challenges designed to test their knowledge of information technology and cybersecurity.

The competition scores were based on the number of completed virtual challenges and highest demonstrated mastery of essential cybersecurity skills. The winning teams received award trophies during lunch at NAICS.

1st Place: Okemos High SchoolOkemos, MI
2nd Place: Cadillac High SchoolCadillac, MI
3rd Place: Airport High SchoolCarleton, MI

To earn a spot in the finals of the Cyber Challenge, the teams competed online in the first round, which was held October 2-5, 2017. Each day focused on a different topic, such as networking, programming, hacking and operating systems, and the challenges consisted of 20 multiple-choice questions. Round one was open-book style, in which students were encouraged to scour the internet to answer the questions.

188 teams comprised of 564 students participated in the challenge. These teams represent fifty-three different high schools. The schoolsß were geographically located across the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.



·       Advanced Technology Academy, Dearborn

·       Airport High School, Carleton

·       Airport Senior High School, Carleton

·       Ann Arbor Huron High School, Ann Arbor

·       Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor

·       Ashley High School, Ashley

·       Bad Axe High School, Bad Axe

·       Bath High School, Bath

·       Bay City Western High School, Auburn

·       Belleville High School, Belleville

·       Cadillac High School, Cadillac

·       Canton High School, Canton

·       Capital Area Career Center, Mason

·       Cedarville School, Cedarville

·       Clarkston High School, Clarkston

·       Clinton High School, Clinton

·       Detroit Collegiate Prep, Detroit

·       Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills

·       Eastern UP Intermediate School District, Marie

·       Frederick Douglass Academy, Detroit

·       Golightly Career & Technical Center, Detroit

·       Gull Lake Community Schools, Richland

·       Hillsdale Area Career Center, Hillsdale

·       Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center

·       Lake Orion High School, Lake Orion

·       Lapeer County Ed Tech Center, Attica

·       Learn 2 Earn Academy, Saginaw

·       Lenawee Christian School, Adrian

·       Mona Shores High School, Norton Shores

·       Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, Muskegon

·       Negaunee High School, Negaunee

·       Newaygo County Career Tech Center, Fremont

·       Northville High School, Northville

·       Okemos High School, Okemos

·       Oxford High School, Oxford

·       Pinckney Community High School, Pinckney

·       Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor

·       Plymouth Canton Educational Park, Canton

·       Port Huron Northern High School, Port Huron

·       Robichaud High School, Dearborn Heights

·       Saginaw Learn to Earn Academy, Saginaw

·       Southgate Anderson, Southgate

·       St. Clair County Technical Education Center, Marysville

·       Swan Valley High School, Saginaw

·       West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield

·       West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids

·       Western Michigan Christian School, Muskegon

·       William Ford Career and Tech Center, Westland

·       Wilson Talent Center, Mason

·       Woodhaven High School, Brownstown


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 Deloitte, Juniper Networks and ADVA Optical Networking.

About The North American International Cyber Summit
The North American International Cyber Summit 2017 hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, will once again take place in the heart of Downtown Detroit at CoboCenter. The event, in its sixth 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:

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