MHS cyber defense team places second at IT-Olympics at Iowa State University


This group of Marshalltown High School students captured second place out of more than 30 teams in the cyber defense competition held at the IT-Olympics at Iowa State University April 20 and 21. Pictured from left are Keaten Collinson, Aaron Walker, Joshua Arment and Marek Jablonski.

The Marshalltown High School cyber defense team placed second out of more than 30 teams at the IT-Olympics held April 20 and 21 at Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University.

Team members include Keaten Collinson, Aaron Walker, Joshua Arment and Marek Jablonski. The cyber defense competition is a way for students to get hands-on experience in securing and maintaining networked computer systems in a simulated real-world environment.

The team is coached by volunteers Adam Kithcart of General Dynamics and Mark Krukow and Josh Wesley of the Marshalltown Schools technology department.  

MHS also had a robotics team of ninth graders compete in the Hungry Bots competition, where students both programed a robot to do tasks, then had to create a robot on the spot.

The MHS Hyperstream teams are advised by MHS Extended Learning Program teacher Susan Fritzell.


The MHS Hungry Bots team included, from left, Marek Jablonski, Wesley Kodis and Isaac Lopez.

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