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Area cadets win first place in national competition
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A team of cadets from Gainesville Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol won first place in the state for Platinum Tier in the CyberPatriot VIII National Finals competition. From left are mentor Juan Roque; C/T Sgt. Chase Nicholson; C/2nd Lt. Austin Auger; C/A 1C Noah Ferguson; C/MSgt. Gabriel Robertson; C/MSgt. Caleb Ferguson; assistant coach Capt. Amy Auger; coach 2nd Lt Todd Robertson - photo by For The Times

A team of cadets from Gainesville Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol won first place in the state for Platinum Tier in the CyberPatriot VIII National Finals competition. The team was led by coach 2nd Lt. Todd Robertson.

The CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition challenges teams of two to six students to harden simulated computer systems and resolve real-life cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals. The competition provides students hands-on experience securing computer networks, as well as educating them for careers in cybersecurity and other fields.

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