A group of local cadets recently took first place in the statewide competition and tied for third in the northeast region for their color guard.
Cadet Master Sgt. Devin Resende, his twin sister Cadet Staff Sgt. Kaitlin Resende, Cadet Master Sgt. Robert Butler and Cadet Staff Sgt. Courtney Levesque took first place in the state for color guard.
They then traveled to Westover Air Reserve Base outside of Springfield, MA to compete in the regional competition.
All are members of the Rhode Island Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), United States Air Force Auxiliary, West Bay Composite Squadron.