The group of students featured in this video are Washington 6th graders competing in Cyberpatriots national competition. 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 Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
The 6th grade Washington students led a fundraiser for Feed My Starving Children. The students of Washington raised $657 and with an anonymous donor matching dollar for dollar Washington students were able to give a total of $1,314 to this worthy cause. The 6th graders will be assisting in the packing of food for Feed My Starving Children on October 15.
Washington's annual end of the year celebration ice cream party!