SCHOOL - "Bear River IT STEM tackles Hackathon"


Bear River High IT STEM team, April 20, 2022 - Courtesy photo

BRIDGERLAND TECHNICAL COLLEGE - April 26, 2022


It was tough competition at the recent Bridgerland Technical College "Hackathon" held Wednesday, April 20, but students from Bear River High School's IT STEM took on the challenge and came out on top.


Clair Schenk, Business and IT teacher and FBLA Advisor at BRHS, took 11 of his group to compete against eight other schools in the Hackathon, an event put on by Bridgerland's IT and Cybersecurity program, that helps increase student awareness of career opportunities available in the cybersecurity field. It also requires them to utilize skills acquired during the year and to work together as a team.


Participants were involved in 50 different challenges, requiring them to master skills in forensics, network traffic analysis, programming, cryptography, steganography and web development. Students had to think outside the box, hunting for digital markers or flags in order to successfully complete each challenge.


In the end, Bear River lead then other teams in the final tally, coming away with 810 points. Ridgeline came second with 740, while Mountain Crest and Green Canyon, were close behind with 740.


Individually, Honorable Mentions (300 points or above) went to Bear River's Parker Liechty and Matthais Pali.

Bridgerland Technical College, April 20, 2022 - Courtesy photo

Bridgerland Technical College, April 20, 2022 - Courtesy photo

Bridgerland Technical College, April 20, 2022 - Courtesy photo