JROTC cadets win hardware in Broken Arrow
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.
“I’m proud that the teams performed well," said Command Sergeant Sgt Major Garret Spencer, the drill team’s 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.”