A team of students from Summit Technology Academy in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District recently captured the Cisco Networking Award at the CyberPatriot national competition, held March 14-16 in Washington, D.C., area.
The local team was one of 12 to qualify for national competition during January.
Summit Technology CyberPatriot team members are Elias Duckworth, Lee’s Summit West High School; Brian Green, Lee’s Summit North High School; Saige Mehl, LSWHS; Kevin Schulmeister, LSNHS; Keaton Thomson, LSWHS; and Ben Wolff, LSNHS.
The team is coached by Lisa Oyler, Summit Technology Academy teacher. John Madick of Epiq Systems in Kansas City, Kan., served as the team’s mentor.
Summit Technology was the only team in Missouri to qualify for the national competition. Last year, the local team qualified for semi-finals.
CyberPatriot is a National High School Cyber Defense Competition and an education initiative established by the Air Force Association in 2008. It is a one-of-a-kind cyber-defense competition designed to inspire students to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in their studies.