Flint Hill Celebrates the Successes of the Cybersecurity Club and Robotics Teams

Seventeen members of the cybersecurity club competed on three teams in the CyberPatriot competition against 3,215 teams from around the country. Flint Hill teams flexed their cybersecurity know-how and placed in the top 5% in the nation.

Flint Hill Cybersecurity Club has been around for nine years and is led by Mr. Snyder who also teaches Flint Hill’s Cybersecurity class. The students of the club compete in several competitions throughout the year including the AFA’s CyberPatriot, CyberStart America, UVA’s MetaCTF and Carnegie Mellon University’s PicoCTF. These are great opportunities for them to hone their skills outside the classroom in forensic analysis, cryptography, python programming, computer networking, and securing computer systems against various cyber threats.

Three robotics teams traveled to Laurel, Maryland to compete in a First Tech Challenge regional robotics tournament. All of our teams did an amazing job of representing Flint Hill. Double 0 Ducks Team 6341, placed first in the tournament, won the control award and was the second runner-up for the Design award. They will go on to the state competition. Team 6652, the eMushers was the first runner-up for the Innovate award. Mr. Snyder also teaches our Upper School robotics classes and Ms. McAvoy and Mr.Tran serve as the robotics team coach and mentor.

Congratulations to all the students who participated and thank you faculty for helping these trailblazing Huskies!