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West Cyber Security Team Places Second in State at Competition

Serafiina Kapanen, Rebecca Casad, Grace Shipley, and Caitlin Bauer

Two West High teams competed in a Cyber Security competition, which focused on Cryptography, Web Attacks, Forensics, Programming, and Linux. The first team, with members, Serafiina Kapanen, Rebecca Casad, Grace Shipley, and Caitlin Bauer (pictured left to right) placed second out of 100 teams in Iowa and 38th nationally. The second team, with members, Aubrie Schlotfeldt, Cheyenne Jones, and Jaydan Gottsche placed fifth in Iowa. As a result, the computer science department will receive $500, and the second-place participants will each receive a $50-dollar Amazon Gift card and a Raspberry Pi touchscreen computer. Congratulations!