Lakewood Christian School’s Cyber Defense team went to Oklahoma City Wednesday to be honored at the capital for making it to the President’s Cup in the final round in the Cyber Patriot III competition.
The contest will be held in Washington D.C. at the Air Force Association’s Cyber Futures Conference April 1-2.
The team consists of 18-year-old seniors Dillion LeDoux, who serves as the team’s captain, Abigail Marshall and Chandler Browning.
The team is called The Elite Dehax0rz. “They decided that since they weren't the hackers, they were de-hackers hence the name. Computer geek humor I guess,” said Marshall.
Geeks? Not quite. Lakewoods’ Elite Dehax0rz, had to make it through a series of online qualification rounds to be selected as finalists for the conference at the Gaylord National Air Force Association CyberFutures Conference. Lakewood Christian was the smallest school in the championship. Out of 180 teams across the nation only 12 teams nationwide made it to the finals and only two were from Oklahoma. Lakewood Christian’s Cyber Defense Team, with only three students, made it to the final round.
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