On Saturday, October 1, four students from Westerville Central High School competed in a Cyber Ohio Capture the Flag (CTF) competition designed by RSM Security and sponsored by the State Attorney General’s Cyber Security Team. The CTF contest consisted of cyber security challenges, including Python scripting, web application hijacking, reverse engineering, database hacking, social engineering, and more. Students also had to complete a physical hack, testing their knowledge of physics and their ingenuity by breaking into a series of locks on a door.
The Westerville Central team, sponsored by teacher-librarian Amy Farris, took second place in the State of Ohio. Team members were Luke Leedy, Matthew Boller, Justin Wade, and Robert Boyd. They have since gone on to launch a Computer Science Club at Central, with Farris, where they plan to bring computer science challenges and information to all interested students.