On behalf of LBSCI, congratulations to Audrey Wheeler from Rolling Meadows High School, Robbie Hauf and Mark Ghattas from John Carroll School, Ryan El Kotcha from Damascus High School, Daniel Matthew from Poolesville High School, and Jason Walter from Calvert Hall College. Special congratulations to Daniel Matthew and Ryan El Katcha and their teams for winning the beginner and advanced divisions respectively. These teams put in tremendous effort, and I hope we can stump them next year.
To all the competitors – Thanks you for participating in the competition. Without all of the commitment and effort, the competition would not have run as smoothly. We appreciate the time put in by each team, and we wish you the best of luck in the rest the year.
About the Competition
The fourth annual Loyola Blakefield Cyber Challenge is an exciting event for all participants, new and experienced. It will take place online on January 30, 2021, between 10am and 5pm, with awards given out shortly after. The competition is created by students at Loyola Blakefield High School for students all across the nation. Participants will be tasked with solving challenges on a wide variety of topics, all pertinent to real-life cyber threats prevalent in today’s society. Whether this is your first introduction into the world of cyber security, or you’ve mastered many skills of computer management, this competition is open to you. The challenge is designed to both teach and assess competitors’ abilities to think outside the box when handling cyber threats and solving cryptographic puzzles. A Loyola student staff will be on hand to provide assistance and ensure the contest runs fluently. If you’ve ever been interested in or curious about cyber security, LBC2 is an excellent opportunity to try it out.
The competition is open to all students grades 8 through 12 at no cost! The only hardware requirement is a computer or laptop capable of wirelessly accessing the internet.
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Thank you to our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring LBC2, please contact Steve Morrill.
Loyola Blakefield CSI
The Loyola Blakefield Cyber Science Initiative (LBCSI) is a student run group directed by Steve Morrill, Director of Technology & Cyber Science at Loyola Blakefield. The vision for this competition is to bring new oportunties to all students in Maryland in addition to connecting the business world with a diverse talent pool. LBCSI has become the international leader in Cyber education for students in middle and high school.
Steve Morrill - Head of LBCSI