Congratulations to the 40 cadets who traveled to Virginia Beach for this year’s Area 5 Invitational! The privilege of going to Area 5 is a long and arduous fight, and the cadets earned every bit of it! For the 3rd time in the unit’s history, and the 2nd time in a row, this is with no doubts an outstanding accomplishment.
The 2 day period was full of competition and celebration. Here are some highlights!
Due to weather, cadets were unable to compete in the relay. However, push ups and curl ups were still good to go!
Special thanks to our seniors, who stayed with the unit through thick and thin. They guided our teams through the years, and taught everything they knew. While this was their last drill meet, they will always be present with us in spirit, even as they move onto their own paths.
Outstanding job, cadets! Let’s fight and pray for another year at Area 5 in 2020!
This weekend our own JRHS NJROTC went out to compete in one of the last competitions of the season. At Green Run high school, in northern Virginia, the exhibition drill teams, PT team, and academic team all brought their “A” game.
The Exhibition drill teams did very well bringing in a third place in armed exhibition, and second in unarmed exhibition. Our academic team scored first overall against several teams who had previously been in national competitions! Top individual scores were Cadet Thomas Shashaty and Cadet Clark Brandau, tied for third with the top scorer Cadet Quinn Lily. The PT team scored third place in push-ups and second place in sit-ups. In the 100m relay we did not place, but the performance overall was stellar. The 200m race was cancelled due to dangerous track conditions.
Congratulations to all the teams on an outstanding performance, keep up the good work and hope for Area 5 competition coming up! Bravo Zulu!
On Saturday, 18 March, 2017, the drill, PT, and Academic teams hosted and competed in the final meet of the 2016-2017 Drill season. Facing six other schools from the southern region of Area 5, our teams secured the following trophies:
First Place Academics
Top Individual Score: c/LTjg Popp (74)
Third Place Unarmed Standard
Second Place Unarmed Exhibition
Second Place Armed Standard
First Place Armed Exhibition
Second Place Color Guard
Third Place 2-man Exhibition
Second Place Overall Drill
First Place Push-ups
Top individual score (male):c/SN Ruffin (71)
Top individual score (female):c/PO2 Prera (44)
Second Place Sit-ups
Top individual score (female):c/PO2 Prera (99)
First Place 8x200m Relay
First Place Overall Athletics
First Place Overall
We are happy to end off our competitive season on such a high note and would like to dedicate our victory to Cadet Hayden, the senior who was critically injured in December in a tragic accident. Hoorah, cadets! Job well done!
On Saturday, 12 November, the Drill and Athletic teams traveled to Osbourne Park High School to compete in the Osbourne Park Combined Meet. The teams put out a good showing at this final combined meet of this year’s season, placing Third in both Academics and the 8x200m Relay. Cadet LTjg Zachary Popp also tied for Second Place in the individual Academic score category. Despite not bringing home as many trophies as usual, the Drill and PT teams still managed to gain points toward the Area 5 two-event tally in many events, including UPI. Congratulations to all Cadets who stuck out the long day!
On Saturday, 22 October, JRHS NJROTC traveled to Potomac High School in Prince William County to compete in the Second Annual Potomac Combined Meet. Facing tough competition from some of Area Five’s top units, the unit secured a first place win in Unarmed Exhibition Drill and a third place finish in overall drill. Hoorah Cadets! Job well done!
On Saturday, September 24th, the Athletic Team traveled to Varina High School to compete against six other teams in Push-ups, Sit-ups, Australian Trolley, 8x200m, and 16x100m relays. In addition, an Academic Postal test was administered prior to the meet. The team earned third place in Curl-Ups, second place in Academics, and third place overall. Individual honors were earned by Cadet Kiara Prera for the top female score in the Push-Up portion (56 push-ups) and Cadet Zachary Popp for second place score on the Academic Postal (74%). The full team roster is available below.
HOORAH to the Drill, Academic, and PT teams on their outstanding performance for the 2015-2016 season! As this is the unit’s first year at Area 5 Championships, we look forward to an even better year next year!
On Friday, 18 March, the unit held an All-Company Formation. During the formation, Principal Ellick spoke to the Cadets about the unit’s impressive performance at Area 5 Championships and was presented with the Second Place Academic trophy earned at Area. Also featured was a performance by the Unarmed Exhibition team, which preceded several awards, including the frocking of Cadets Jack Pearcy, Spencer Willett, and Meily Yong to the rank of Cadet Seaman (E-3) and Cadet Daniel Cappiello to Cadet Petty Officer Third Class (E-4). In addition, the Company Staff roster for the 2016-2017 Academic Term was announced. The Cadets of the month for March, 2016 are Cadet PO/3 Daniel Cappiello for the NS1 award and Cadet PO/3 Quinn Lilly for the upperclassman award. HOORAH to all Cadets who received these rewards and the ones listed below:
Saturday, March 12th, was the second day of Area 5 Championships. The unit competed against other top-ten units in a 100-question academic exam followed by a PT competition which consisted of push-ups, sit-ups, an 8×200 relay, and a 16×100 relay. The academic team had a fantastic showing, bringing home a second place academic trophy. For our first time going to Area 5, the unit competed well and we hope to return next year! HOORAH!
On Saturday, March 5th, we hosted Southern Regionals! We didn’t compete because we are going to Area 5 next weekend! We still had a good day and appreciate everyone who came out to help and compete. Good job everyone!
The official website for James River High School NJROTC