AFCEA International Chapter News
ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 24, 2018

Mayor's Cyber Cup Celebrates Future Cyber Warriors

The CyberTexas Foundation's eighth annual San Antonio Mayor's Cyber Cup Awards Luncheon in March recognized top area high school and middle school CyberPatriot teams. With 309 teams registered, San Antonio had the most teams participating than any other state in the nation. Eighty of these teams played at the middle school level. Maj. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, USAF, 24th Air Force commander, delivered a speech at the Cyber Cup luncheon. He said meeting the younger generation of cyber warriors-the future of cyber-was great. The chapter sponsored two $6,000 scholarships that were awarded to the top rookie team, Byron P. Steele II High School Air Force JROTC, and the best overall team, Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA). San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg addressed the growing attention that cyberspace has been getting. "Just take a look at the headlines to see the attacks happening in cyberspace," he said. The mayor added that the nation looks to teachers and students in San Antonio to build the pipeline of future cyber professionals. The chapter congratulates all the teams participating in this year's Cyber Cup.

Event Photographs:

Maj. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, USAF, 24th Air Force commander, talks with one of the student teams at the San Antonio Mayor's Cyber Cup Awards Luncheon in March. The luncheon recognizes the area's top high school and middle school teams in the national CyberPatriot competition.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, USAF, 24th Air Force commander, talks with one of the student teams at the San Antonio Mayor's Cyber Cup Awards Luncheon in March. The luncheon recognizes the area's top high school and middle school teams in the national CyberPatriot competition.
Chapter Executive Vice President Dave Kovach (2nd from r) and Vice President of Scholarships and Educational Grants Karen Rolirad (2nd from l) present a $6,000 scholarship in March to the Byron P. Steele II High School Air Force JROTC team. The students received the chapter-sponsored top rookie team award.
Chapter Executive Vice President Dave Kovach (2nd from r) and Vice President of Scholarships and Educational Grants Karen Rolirad (2nd from l) present a $6,000 scholarship in March to the Byron P. Steele II High School Air Force JROTC team. The students received the chapter-sponsored top rookie team award.
Chapter Executive Vice President Dave Kovach (front r, holding check) and Vice President of Scholarships and Educational Grants Karen Rolirad (2nd from l) present the Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA) team a $6,000 best overall team award in March.
Chapter Executive Vice President Dave Kovach (front r, holding check) and Vice President of Scholarships and Educational Grants Karen Rolirad (2nd from l) present the Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA) team a $6,000 best overall team award in March.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Szu-Moy Toves
866-445-9114

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