GAINESVILLE - Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSG) Alexei S. Joya, a sophomore at Riverside Military Academy (RMA), recently took top honors competing with over 650 other cadets in Griffin to earn a gold medal in Physical Fitness.
C/SSG Joya, a resident of Gainesville, is a member of the Raider Team at Riverside.
Riverside's Raider Team dominated at the Spaulding County High School Invitational when they brought home five trophies. Out of 660 male cadets competing in the Physical Fitness Test (two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups and a two mile run), Joya has been awarded the 1st Place medal for this event.
Cadet Joya plays clarinet in the Riverside band. He also participates on the cross country, track, and wrestling teams at RMA. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Joya of Gainesville.