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November 22, 2013

JROTC students showcase skills in locally held drill meet

Buena High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard demonstrates their skills. They earned a 3rd place trophy in the Color Guard category. From left are C/Pfc. Austin Carlson, 15; C/Pvt. Garrett Jones, 14; C/Pvt. Lynne Imamora, 14; and C/Pvt. Chance Swaggerty, 14.

Members of the Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, planned, conducted and participated in the 3rd annual Huachuca Challenge Drill Meet at Buena High School on Saturday. One hundred ninety-six cadets representing 13 Arizona high schools competed. The overall champions were Dobson High School out of Mesa, with Buena High School finishing in fourth place.

The final three cadets remain in the Armed Drill-Down Competition. From left are Airman Tech. Sgt. Thomas Ochoa, 16; Airman Tech. Sgt Victoria Haley, 17; and Army 1st Sgt. Mark Redmond, 16. Haley was the Armed Drill-Down champion.

The Huachuca Challenge Drill Meet is the first one of the year for most schools. The drill teams get to come together and perform their exhibition and regulation drill sequences in a competitive environment under the watchful eye of local drill sergeants. Buena High School won six trophies in the following categories:

Buena JROTC Cadet Battalion Commander C/Lt. Col. Robert Guilford, 17, presents the armed exhibition 2nd place trophy to Sahuarita High School Cadets Lt. Serina Chavez, 16; and Lt. Paul Smith, 16.

Four-Person Armed – 2nd place

Challenge Color Guard – 3rd place

Four Person Unarmed – 3rd place

Armed Inspection – 3rd place

Unarmed Inspection – 3rd place

Color Guard – 3rd place

 




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