JROTC cadets win hardware in Broken Arrow

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Members of the JROTC drill teams from the Scott Regional Technology Center are pictured with their trophy won in competition at Broken Arrow, Okla. Pictured, front row from left, are: Tristen Brattin, Lindsey Butler, Cody Gilmore, Hailee Wilkinson, Jenna Spencer, Dominic McMahan. Second row: Cassandra Johnson, Trevor Funcannon, Alex Holman, Cyle Kling, Harley Carter, Kyle Roberson, Kodiak Mitchell, Brittan Hickerson, Hope Manning, Makayla Ash, Dayton Lynch, Graciela Morales, Yatziri Reyes, Ronny Ezell, Angel Mejia-Soto. Contributed photo

Third place trophy won in year's first competition

The JROTC drill teams from the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett brought home a third place trophy from competition at the second annual Broken Arrow Drill Meet in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Jan. 25.

The Scott Tech cadets competed against 12 other Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps JROTC programs. Scott Tech had teams compete in the unarmed and armed drill, color guard, inspection, and physical fitness team categories.

The physical fitness team earned a third place trophy during the meet.

Im proud that the teams performed well," said Command Sergeant Sgt Major Garret Spencer, the drill teams coach. "This was our first meet of the year, and our new cadets needed this to boost their confidence for the rest of the drill season. This meet showed them that they can compete well against programs from across the area.

Spencer said that the next three drill meets are in Joplin, Sedalia, and Webb City where the competition will only get harder.

We have some area schools like Ozark and Waynesville that perform really well in drill, year in and year out," he added. "Those teams will be at the next few meets, so we have our work cut out for us to get ready.