LBC Middle School Presented Cyber Award
Friday, June 16, 2017
Posted by: Thomas Scott
Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School Wins NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge
Langley-Bath-Clearwater staff accept the SC Cyber and SC Chamber Award
(L-R LBC Career Educator Gabrielle Morgan, LBC Principal Mrs. Deloache, and SC Cyber Executive Director Tom Scott)
LBC Finishes as Top Middle School in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (June 16, 2017) — Statewide cybersecurity organization SC Cyber presented Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School with a technology award to recognize their efforts as the Top Middle School in South Carolina’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The award was presented at the June 13 Aiken County Public School Board Meeting.
LBC finished atop the MS cyber scoreboard with over 250 students completing the online workshop and will receive a $500 technology award from SC Cyber.
LEA Tech, matched the award to provide LBC with a second $500 check and USC-Aiken provided a summer camp technology scholarship to LBC 8th grader Jackson Stoll.
Langley-Bath-Clearwater staff accept the LEA Tech Award
(L-R LBC Career Educator Gabrielle Morgan, LBC Principal Mrs. Deloache, and LEA Tech Owner L. Elliott Abraham)
“The results achieved by LBC were phenomenal and I applaud their career education initiative and program,” said Tom Scott, SC Cyber Executive Director. “Not only was LBC the top Middle School in the Palmetto State, but it also had the highest percentage of students complete the workshop and also had the highest number of female completers. Sixty-five percent of all students completing from LBC were female in a traditionally male dominated profession.”
The challenge, which began March 1 and ran through the end of April, allowed participating students to take part in rigorous, real-life virtual cyber scenarios, discover the skills and tools used by the NSA cyber professionals, and explore the vast number of careers in cybersecurity. Students each received an individualized Cyber Resume and NSA Certificate of Completion.
“The “Day of Cyber” School Challenge introduced students to careers in high-demand sectors like cyber security,” said Scott, “The key to successfully navigating our new digital economy and supporting the growing cyber security ecosystem within South Carolina is the investment in our workforce and the necessary educational foundations that a program such as this provides for students.”
Schools competed for the highest student participation over the course of the competition. The school with the highest student participation won a cash prize that will go towards enhancing cyber programs within their school.
“Cybersecurity is the ‘space race’ of our generation, and cyber skills are the new alphabet,” said LifeJourney CEO Rick Geritz. “Equipping teachers and parents with the tools they need to bring cyber into the classroom is imperative. SC Cyber’s leadership to prioritize cyber security skills will not only accelerate South Carolina’s workforce, but also serve as a model for the nation.”
LBC 8th Grader Jackson Stoll receives award from USC-Aiken
(L-R LBC 8th Grader Jackson Stoll and USC-Aiken Staff Karen Edgington)
About NSA Day of Cyber
The NSA Day of Cyber, sponsored by the National Security Agency and powered by LifeJourney technology, is an online, self-guided career exploration and mentorship platform that enables students to test-drive cyber careers and live a day in the life of six leading NSA cyber professionals. Each student will receive a Cyber Resume and Certificate of Completion signed by the NSA
LifeJourney is a mentor technology that enables students to test drive STEM careers. Students embark on their journey to explore, understand, and experience their future, led by the nation’s STEM leaders.
About SC Cyber
SC Cyber is a statewide South Carolina initiative, based at the University of South Carolina and with partners across all levels of academia, industry, and government, with a mission to develop the talent, techniques, and tools to defend critical, connected infrastructure within South Carolina and the United States. In support of this mission, SC Cyber creates and offers programs for training and workforce development, education, advanced technology development and commercialization, and critical infrastructure protection.
Learn more at sccyber.org.