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This Is Monterey Trail High School’s First Time Winning First Place in the Annual Competition

ELK GROVE, Calif. – October 8, 2021 – Elk Grove Unified congratulates Monterey Trail High School’s Team Rice Bol for winning the intermediate high school division of the Annual California Cybersecurity Institute 2021 Competition. The championship team, whose members include Emi Dinh, Quynh Nguyen, Dylan Le, Julie Tran, and Brian Truong, are also members of the Design and Technology Academy (DATA) at Monterey Trail High School. The team was coached by EGUSD Computer Security Manager, Skip Brewer and Monterey Trail teacher, Ron Peters. This is the first time Monterey Trail High School or a team from Elk Grove Unified School District has won the competition. 

The 2021 California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC), held virtually and livestreamed on October 1-3, featured a gamified satellite cybercrime challenge scenario developed by the California Cybersecurity Institute at Cal Poly. The challenge was comprised of a multi-layered cybercrime plot written by student employees from Cal Poly, complete with complex characters, physical and digital evidence chains, and puzzles that participants were required to search through and analyze to solve a satellite hacking crime.  

“We are all extremely proud of our DATA Cyber Program” said Mrs. Lascola, co-coordinator of DATA. “Students meet weekly to learn and practice a variety of cybersecurity hands-on activities including digital forensics and network security.”

Watch the full broadcast here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1165689900

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 60 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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