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July 23-27 -  CyberCamp

August 28 - Informational meeting during SOAR

September - Training Meetings, Training Rounds (no cost)

October - Team Selection (5 teams of 5) $30 if you make the team

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Coach Teri Curp

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AFA CyberPatriot  - general information, competition timelines

NetAcad - Cisco Training for CyberPatriot

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Training Round scheduled by AFA CyberPatriot
September 6 - October 4, 2018

SLMS CyberPatriot 2017-18
Team Awards: 
Gateway - 1st State

Coach:  Teri Curp
STA Coaches - Lisa Oyler and Kevin Schulmeister
Mentor:  Eric MacEwan

SLMS CyberPatriot 2016-17
Team Awards: 
Error 37 - 2nd State, National Champions
Power Out - 3rd State
Backspace - 5th State
Coach:  Teri Curp
STA Coaches - Lisa Oyler and Kevin Schulmeister
Mentor:  Eric MacEwan
AFA CyberPatriot

​​CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in c​ybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.


At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services.  Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.

AFA CyberCamps emphasize fun, hands-on learning of cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life. At CyberCamp, students learn the importance of cyber safety and how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats. The AFA CyberCamp curriculum was first piloted during the summer of 2014. CyberPatriot supported camps at twenty-four schools and organizations during the inaugural season of the AFA CyberCamp Program in summer 2015 and will have over 75 camps in the summer of 2016.

  SLMS 2017-18 CyberPatriot Team

SLMS 2016-17 CyberPatriot Team