SACS CyberPatriot Teams Move On in Nationwide Competition
Two San Antonio Christian School CyberPatriot teams made it through statewide competition and qualified for the national semi-final round. The eighth-grade team of Austin Glander, Matthew McCrory and Zereth Reston placed first among 100 entries in Texas. The seventh-grade team of Caleb Yates and Jose Trevino also will move on to the national semi-final round on February 2.
CyberPatriot teams are allotted up to six hours to solve cyber security problems on virtual computers and are given a surprise quiz and puzzle to solve. “Unlike sports teams, the coach is not permitted to guide the team during the competition,” said SACS Coach David Hoeft. “To see middle school students stay focused on a highly technical challenge for six hours without adult guidance is an amazing achievement. I’m so proud of them.”
The eighth-grade team will receive the State Award at a city-wide award luncheon in April. If either of the SACS teams places in the semi-final top three, it will earn an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national finals. #SACSMiddleSchool #SACScyberpatriots