Tri-County students win gold and silver in statewide CyberPatriot competition

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Tri-County students competed in a state wide CyberPatriot cybersecurity challenge. The students pictured are: Back Row: (L-R) William Godfrey (Seekonk), Corey Ball (Medway), and Conor Cadorette (Franklin) Seated: (L-R) Cayden Bourassa (Seekonk) and John Raymond (Franklin). Courtesy photo

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School CIS sophomores and juniors competed in the state round of the CyberPatriot competition in December. CyberPatriot is an educational program created by the Air & Space Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines that are critical to our nation’s future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation’s largest cyber defense competition that tasks middle and high school students nationwide to secure virtual networks.

Two teams from Tri-County placed in the silver and gold level of the state competition. The competition is comprised of several rounds and teams are slotted into silver, gold, or platinum tiers after the first two rounds. Sophomores Conor Cadorette from Franklin, Corey Ball from Medway, William Godfrey from Seekonk, John Raymond from Franklin, and Cayden Bourassa from Seekonk placed first in the silver level and will move onto semi-final regionals to be held Jan. 20 and 21. Juniors Tristan Poirier from North Attleboro, James O’Brien from North Attleboro, Noah Renner from Norfolk, Troy Casto of Seekonk, Sean Vengren of Walpole, and Cameron Jones of Plainville placed eighth in the gold level.