“This is a wonderful opportunity for the team and I to set the tone for future members,” commander Vanessa Boese said.
Making it to nationals did not come at an easy price. This is year both teams did not have enough cadets to participate and decided to have the first ever mixed team.
“The mixed teams are a way to show that even though we were going through troubled times, we preserved and accomplished great things,” sophomore Sir Larre Dolberry said.
The team enjoys competing as a mixed team.
“The drill teams haven’t been to Florida in eight years, but once we mixed, it was like another door opened and we’ve been successful ever since,” sophomore Macie Morris said. “Having a mixed team bought us closer together.”
With a strong team, anything is possible.
“Not a lot of people believed that the mixed teams would ever be successful, but we are proving that nothing is impossible.”