WATERVILLE — More than 200 high school students from all over the state are registered for Thomas College’s second annual Thomas Cup, according to a news release from the college.

The Thomas Cup is an overnight event bringing together teamwork, technology and competition. Open to high school and home-school students, the event will feature up to 40 teams that will compete in a number of technology competitions including cyber defense, gaming, computer science, and crime scene investigation (CSI). There is no cost for students or participating schools.

The competition will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and continue throughout the night until 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Thomas College in Waterville.

Throughout the event, teams of five students will test their skills in challenges including a League of Legends competition, Nerf wars with robots, a cyber-security version of capture the flag and a crime scene investigation competition.

Last year, 60 students attended and Winslow High School was the winner of the first annual Thomas Cup competition.

“The excitement for Thomas Cup is contagious. Registration is already full and we have students coming from all over the state,” said Thomas College Professor of Information Technology Management, Dr. Frank Appunn, according to the release. “The Thomas Cup is not only for students interested in computer science, but also criminal justice, education, and business because this is a field that affects so many aspects of our lives.”

For more information, visit www.thomas.edu/thomas-cup.

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