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CHS Senior Romero Schwarz Ranks No. 41 in National Cyber League Competition

romero's senior photo(April 27, 2022) CHS Senior Romero Schwarz ranked No. 41 in the National Cyber League Competition (NCL) earlier this month. Open to U.S. high school and college students, the NCL is a community and virtual training ground which allows students to develop and demonstrate their technical cybersecurity skills, helping students bridge the gap from curriculum to career.

The NCL 2022 spring season included 6,610 students/players and 467 faculty/coaches from more than 500 two- and four-year schools and 80 high schools across all 50 U.S. states registered to play. The individual game Capture the Flag (CTF) took place April 8 - 10. The team game CTF event took place April 22 - 24. The games were conducted in real-time for students across the country. 

Founded in May 2011, the NCL seeks to provide an ongoing virtual training ground for high school and collegiate students to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity skills in preparation for further learning, industry certifications, and career readiness. The NCL scenario-based challenges were designed around performance-based exam objectives of  CompTIA certifications and are aligned to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).