AMCHS CyberPatriot teams win at southwest regional competition

Sam Suh, Patrick Diaz, Philip Dusold, Sam Miller and Yuchen Gao comprised the first place team in the gold division, while William Nguyen, Johnathan Chang, Gunnar Andrus and Mikolaj Pate placed third in the gold division.

CyberPatriot’s core program – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition – challenges teams of two to six students across the United States, Canada, and from DoDD schools abroad, to find and resolve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated environments.

Led by Coach Bart Taylor, the team of students from AMCHS demonstrated teamwork, critical thinking skills, and technical knowledge key to a successful career in cybersecurity.

Established by the Air Force Association, the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created to excite, educate, and motivate students toward careers in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

The CyberPatriot field is divided into three divisions – the Open Division for public, private, and home school teams, the All Service Division for JROTC, Civil Air Patrol, and Naval Sea Cadet Corps teams, and the Middle School Division.

Based on the results of two preliminary rounds, CyberPatriot VII high school teams were categorized within their divisions as Platinum, Gold, or Silver Tier teams, with Platinum Tier teams representing the highest scoring teams.

In all, 2,175 teams registered to compete in the competition, including 256 teams from Texas.

More information is available at or from the CyberPatriot staff at


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