Congratulations to the R-MA CyberPatriot team for qualifying for the All-Service Division gold tier state round of competition! This marks the Academy's second consecutive year of competition, and the second year in which they qualified for state competition–and this was accomplished by a new team of different students! The team's current standing is 9th among 109 multi-service teams; they go onto compete in the State Round on January 14th. The team is under the direction of MSgt Stephen Pederson, USAF, Retired, who is also new to the CyberPatriot competitions.
"I am very proud of how well this team did, given the limited training they had," said Pederson. "They overcame challenges in computer access, experience, and a brand-new coach. I think their performance was outstanding."