Rock Rapids, Iowa — Central Lyon Middle School has earned the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge’s National Award for November 2012 in the Middle School category. The Central Lyon students posted the best scores in the country amongst the “Shark” category to claim the highly coveted national award.

At the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge National Champions for November 2012, the students at Central Lyon Middle School received the FBI-SOS National Trophy and a visit from the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI. The official award ceremony took place on Monday, January 7, 2013, at 12:15 p.m. at Central Lyon Middle School in Rock Rapids.

Under the guidance of Mrs. Susan Van Wyhe, the students produced the top cumulative results on the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge post-quiz. The FBI-SOS is an Internet safety program developed and administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The monthly program, which runs each school year from September through May, is a free educational program that delivers critical Internet safety information in a fun, competitive format to students in grades three through eight. The program is open to public and private schools and is designed to meet state and federal Internet safety mandates. The goal of the program is to provide students with knowledge about how to avoid dangerous situations on the Internet, specifically Internet predators. Each month, students from registered schools learn about Internet safety as they participate in online games and activities. Upon completion, the students take an online quiz to test their knowledge. At the end of each month, three trophies (one for each school size category) are awarded to the schools with the highest scoring students on the FBI-SOS post-quiz.

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