Day Of Cyber Featured School

Day Of Cyber Featured School

Paul PCS High School

Washington D.C

Washington DC’s Paul Charter School was one of the first schools in the country to launch the NSA Day of Cyber. The LET’S GO Boys & Girls organization supported the launch of The NSA Day of Cyber for the Young Bright Minds STEM club, led by Mr. Courtney Davis.

Students were extremely excited about the opportunity to test drive a day in the life of NSA’s cyber leaders. “I never thought I’d like something like this,” explained Deonna Cherry, pictured with fellow student Deja Cherry, “but I really liked it!”.  Deja agreed, “I am in!”  The virtual mentor sessions and interactive “Cyber Situation,” exposed students to the hard and soft skills required for careers in cybersecurity. One of the most popular features, the Cyber Challenge “field trip,” was so engaging that students skipped lunch to continue working through its puzzles and codes!

Driven by the vision and high standards of Cecile Middleton, Paul Public Charter School has become one of the best charter schools in the nation’s capital. Ms. Middleton waged a three-year battle to establish the charter school, “She just couldn’t accept the status quo any more,” one of her colleagues recalled. “She just said, `I am not taking mediocrity.’ ”

We provide each student with the wide-ranging opportunities and challenging experiences intended to expand each scholar’s world, a vast offering of academic and extracurricular activities designed to increase each scholar’s knowledge, and leadership opportunities which will equip our scholars to take an active role in a global society.

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Breonna Bailey is shown with several other students in the Paul Charter computer lab (two group of students participated, this shows part of the first group)

Breonna Bailey is shown with several other students in the Paul Charter computer lab (two group of students participated, this shows part of the first group)

Lloyd Hardy is shown working on the Caesar Cipher portion of the Cyber Challenge virtual field trip

Lloyd Hardy is shown working on the Caesar Cipher portion of the Cyber Challenge virtual field trip

Zaria Stith is the president of the LET’S GO: Paul Charter Young Bright Minds STEM Club

Zaria Stith is the president of the LET’S GO: Paul Charter Young Bright Minds STEM Club