NJROTC Successful at State Meet Again!

NJROTC Successful at State Meet Again!

Thunderbird continues to retain the title as the number one JROTC overall Drill Unit in Arizona for the 3rd year. Our Color Guard, Drill Team without Arms, and Drill Team with Arms participated in the “Desert Classic State Drill Meet” last Saturday with outstanding results. The competition included 28 teams from the best JROTC Units in Arizona. The day was marked by intense competition but, after all was said and done, Thunderbird finished 1st of the 28 units participating. Team and Individual trophy awards included:

1st Place- 4 Person Armed Exhibition – Commanded by Ben Valero

1st Place- Armed Team Inspection

1st Place - Armed Team Exhibition

1st Place - Armed Team Sweepstakes

1st place - 4 Person Unarmed Exhibition Drill – Commanded by Ryan Abbott

2nd Place – Unarmed Team Inspection

1st Place – Challenge Color Guard - Commanded by Amanda Walden

3rd Place – Varsity Color Guard - Commanded by William Alford

Individual Awards:

Ruth Mavashev placed 2nd in the Unarmed Drill Down Competition and Gage Payne placed 3rd in the Armed Solo Competition.

Congratulations to all team members and especially team commanders for another successful drill season!

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