This year Marshwood High School has had twelve students participating in the CyberPatriots National Youth Cyber Education program. CyberPatriot is the premier national youth cyber education program created to inspire high school and middle school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The program was created by the Air Force Association. The Northrop Grumman Foundation is the presenting sponsor.
Marshwood students have participated in five rounds of competition, each taking approximately six hours. There were 4404 teams registered in the program this year, and there 2,217 in Marshwood’s division, the Open Division. Of those, 151 qualified for and participated in the Platinum Regionals, the most competitive tier. One of Mashwood’s teams, which had previously won first place for the State of Maine in an earlier round, performed exceedingly well in Regionals. Again they were first of the teams from Maine, sixth of the teams from the Northeast (including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine), and 44th in the nation.
The team members are Brian Austin, Stephen Kaplan, Nathan Kiesman, Noble Mushtak, and Stephen Rezack.