First for CAP
California cadets claim
inaugural Middle School
By Dan Bailey
he California Beach Cities Cadet
Squadron 107 team claimed the inaugural
Middle School Division championship when
final results were announced this spring for
CyberPatriot VI, the Air Force national
cyber security championship for high school and
beginning this year middle school teams.
The Beach Cities team defeated the entry from Marine
Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas, for the title.
The California Wing squadron actually fielded two
teams in the CyberPatriot VI finals in National Harbor,
Md. The second team, consisting of older cadets, was one
of three representing Civil Air Patrol in the 14-team final
field in the All Service Division, along with the
Colorado Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron and
32 Civil Air Patrol Volunteer
South Dakota Big Sioux Composite Squadron.
Final results were announced at the awards banquet
after two days of competition at the Gaylord National
Harbor Convention Center.
Lt. Col. Mark Williams, who coached both the Beach
Cities middle school and All Service teams,
called the triumph a point of for the
younger cadets and the units, as well as CAP.
middle school students have to really focus
and concentrate with their age short attention
Williams said. trained right along with the
high school team and had to practice three days a week
in addition to their regular squadron meetings and keeping their grades up and they wanted to do more!
the teams worked hard for this competition