High school cyber technology team places among state’s best

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High school cyber technology team places among state’s best
News from Lompoc Record:

2015-01-16T18:45:00Z High school cyber technology team places among state’s bestStaff Report Lompoc Record

A team of six Santa Ynez Valley Union High School students competing in a cyber defense competition last month placed among the best teams in California.

Established by the Air Force Association, CyberPatriot is a National Youth Cyber Education Program created to entice students to pursue careers in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering and mathematical disciplines.

“This year’s team is our highest placing team ever, in a competition that grows increasingly complex and difficult every year,” said Coach Mark Peterschick, who is also their Information Technology instructor.

Cyber Patriot’s core program, the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, challenges teams of two to six students to find and resolve cyber security vulnerabilities. The teams compete internationally.

More than 2,000 teams registered to compete, including 226 from California.

The Santa Ynez High team finished 23rd in California after three days of competition beginning Dec. 5.

The exercises are largely entry-level, Peterschick said. Chall…………… continues on Lompoc Record

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C-SPAN van visits Orange County High School
News from Fredericksburg.com:

A recent visit by the C-SPAN multimedia van — actually a full-sized bus —  provided a unique, out-of-classroom learning opportunity in public affairs and broadcasting for Orange County High School students.

Confusion crossed a young face as C-SPAN marketing representative Sara Zou questioned her tour group.

“Who knows what the P in C-SPAN stands for?” she asked.

“Politics?” comes a tentative response.

Zou is quick to correct the misconception.

C-SPAN is the acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, she explains, adding that her employer is a non-partisan operation.  That means, she says, that the network is not affiliated with any political party, and does not favor either side of the political debate.

Also, she says, the network differs from other news networks by broadcasting long-form content rather than sound bites.  If a president’s speech runs to 47 minutes and 30 seconds, the network will broadcast the entire length, without cutting away to a commercial or an analyst to interpret what has been said.

Heads, all assigned to Beth Herndon’s AP Government class, nod.

The visit of the van to the Orange County venue was initiated by the network, Principal Doug Duncan explained.  Two of the school’s faculty members, government teacher H…………… continues on Fredericksburg.com

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