New in 2017: Cyber Patriot Team

New for 2017: Cyber Patriot Team

During the 2017-2018 School Year, Transylvania County MCJROTC will take part in Cyber Patriot by forming our own team.


CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity 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. Get more information at
Send LtCol Megown an e-mail ( if you are interested in being on the team or have any questions about MCJROTC.