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A team from Interlake High School competed in this year’s picoCTF, the largest high school cybersecurity competition held internationally and hosted by Carnegie Mellon University. Over the course of two weeks, they tried to hack, decrypt, exploit websites, reverse-engineer, and more, to solve the cybersecurity challenges presented in the competition. Despite being the first Interlake team to enter, the team (“ihscyber2”) placed 3rd nationally and 7th internationally over more than 27,000 students and 14,000 teams worldwide, winning $1,500.

The team & cybersecurity club currently aims to teach interested members and raise awareness about the field at Interlake High School. Learn more about the contest on Carnegie Mellon University’s website.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.