PV Junior Named Scholar in Cyber Security Competition

PV Junior Named Scholar in Cyber Security Competition
Photo: PV Junior Daniel Wolosiuk sitting at his computer.

Pascack Valley High School is pleased to announce that Daniel Wolosiuk has been named Scholar in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition (NCSC). The event is a rigorous 48-hour online cybersecurity competition sponsored by The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation (NCSF). Qualifiers competed against over 5,000 other high school students in challenges such as solving computer security problems and capturing and defending computer systems.

Daniel,  an 11th grade student, is a member of the PV Computer Club advised by Mrs. Nancy Ricca and a student in Mrs. Ricca’s AP Computer Science with WE Service Learning course. In recognition of his achievement, Daniel has earned a $2,500 college scholarship as well as an invitation to participate in the Cyber Foundations Academy – a multi-week online program based on the nationally recognized SANS Foundations training course and certification – valued at more than $3,000. 

Photo: Daniel Wolosiuk, PVHS Class of 2022
Photo: Daniel Wolosiuk, Class of 2022

Qualifying for the competition is an excellent achievement within itself. In total, 50,000 students nationwide sought to qualify for the NCSC, with just 10% meeting the requirements. In addition to Daniel, the following members of the PV Computer Club earned qualifying status in the National Cyber Scholarship Competition. They are: Mason Chen, Aidan Costello, Daniel Eror, Patrick Healy, Sean Jackson, Nicole Kaldus, Donald Lafferty, Nicholas Lang, Sabrina Low, Marco Plasencia, Kareena Shah, and Nolan Wasserman.

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