JROTC takes top marks at Army competition

by Lauren Towart| Staff writer

JROTC competed in the annual All Army National Drill Competition in Louisville Kentucky on March 31-April 1. Only the top five schools in the district qualify to compete, with Johnson being one of them.

“This was actually the first year that it was all Army-they used to split the Army into the western states and the eastern states. This was the first time that they had both of them together, so it goes on annually but this was the first time they combined the two to make it one big branch,” senior Derek Vincent said.

JROTC uses their team-building schools to place in their JROCT local competition.

The competition consists of four events-a color guard, regulation, inspection, and an expedition. The schools that competed from NEISD were MacArthur Madison, and Reagan, as well as Johnson. The boys placed ninth overall, out of 48 armed schools. The girls placed fourth overall out of twenty four schools.

“Being placed fourth overall, the girls now qualify to compete at the All Services National Drill Competition on May 5-6. They performed very well,” Sgt. Major Sizer said.

JROTC brought home great success, and there will certainly be more to come.

“It was a lot of fun. I got to meet a lot of people from all around the world, plus being out of state is always fun. Just being able to do what I love is great,” Vincent said.


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