Cyberpatriot Team (non-JROTC) at Atkins
The Cyberpatriot team at Atkins is one of the most successful academic teams in Atkins HS school history, winning the state championship two years in a row (2018 and 2019), the first team in school history to do so. Atkins now has three teams, the JROTC team, the non-JROTC team, and the All-Girls team, all coached by teacher Scott Plaster, and with different requirements (be in the JROTC program, open to all students, and be a female). We are currently seeking new members for its All Girls team and its JROTC team. Find out more below:Students at Atkins who are not a part of the JROTC program can still compete in Cyberpatriot, coached by teacher Scott Plaster. The team size is small (2 to 6 students), but the team is always looking to build for the future. The skill set of interested students should include Windows and Linux security and networking. Competitions are day-long events.The first year's team qualified for the Silver Tier, but did not make it past the State Round. In 2016-17, the team not only made the Platinum tier, but finished 2nd in the state round, and at the Regional Round finished as the top NC team, and 8th in the entire Southeast. The third year brought the team's first state championship, and last year, the team repeated the state championship, with the JROTC team also finishing as state champion runner-up.This year, Coach Plaster added an All-Girls Team. See Mr. Plaster in Room 501 if you're interested in being a future team member or APPLY NOW.