West High INSPIRE Computer Science students competed in the Air Force Association’s “Cyberpatriot” Competition, part of a national youth cyber education program, designed to inspire 7th through 12th grade students to pursue careers in cybersecurity and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines critical to our nation’s future cyber defenses. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region. Of the 14 teams that competed in Iowa, four teams moved on, three from West. One team in West’s division was 18th out of 287 teams in the nation! Congratulations to Michael Chalupa, Dusty Beehler, Kane Greenwalt, Blake Jackson, Jimmy Pham Ho, Chance Cornelison, Brandon Schutte, Collin Nelson, Zach Dorris, Ben Brooks, Austin Richards, Dylan Peiffer, Jackson Reis, Chane Eckhardt, Ryan Campbell, and Michael Bilenko.