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On March 23rd, cadets Brandau C, Cosby, Crump, Doniger, and Raymond competed in the Area 5 Brain Brawl championship! The stakes were high in this championship round, and they came out on top! JRHS’s Brain Brawl team scored the most overall points throughout the day against 8 teams, and landed second place in the final championship round. This means James River is going to nationals with Green Run and Princess Anne!
Amazing job Brain Brawlers! Get ready for nationals!
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!
On February 6, Area 5 Manager Captain Jim Daniels visited our school for the biennial Area Manager Inspection. This included a uniform inspection, drill presentation, marching pass and review, and an awards ceremony! Here are some highlights!
The following cadets received awards:
Exemplary Personnel Appearance:
Cadets Bickford, Chashkin, Childress, Hamilton, Holt, Moro, Rodriguez C, Rodriguez H, and Vanderpool.
Cadets Alveranga, Benjamin, Bonilla, Bradley, Brown, Cappiello, Carter, Cosby, Cramer, Crim, Crump, De Matos, Hernandez, Doniger, Druktenis, Eveline, Fields, Finchum, Hamilton, Harris, Henry, Hines, Holt, Jenkins, Luther, Mejia, Moore, Moro, Morris, Prera, Murphy, Newton, Perkins, Ramirez, Raymond, Rodriguez C, Ruffin, Russell, Sarpong, Sidorov, Singleton, Tocarchik, and Watson.
Cadets Holt and Raymond
Cadets Sarpong and Tocarchik
Cadets Bradley and Sarpong
Cadets Doniger, Hines, and Raymond
Inter Service Competition:
c/PO1 Tylicia Singleton, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer
c/PO1 Randall Swineford, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer
c/PO1 Savannah Peck, advanced to cadet Chief Petty Officer
Cadets of the month:
Congratulations to c/SN Murphy and c/SN Fields for receiving the Cadet of the Month award!
Special congratulations to c/PO1 Wells for becoming an official member of the National Guard!
January 26th makes the 14 year anniversary of the day when LCPL Karl R. Linn, a JRHS alumni, was killed in action in Iraq. This year, to honor his life and sacrifice, our Honor Guard traveled to Culpeper Cemetery, to render honors and lay flowers for LCPL Linn’s grave.
Simultaneously, cadets went to Karl Linn Dr. to clean up litter on the street, and to place a new bow on the sign in honor of LCPL Linn.
Take some time today to remember LCPL Linn, his life and sacrifice, and the sacrifice of all those who have given their lives protecting our country. Don’t forget those who have lost their sons and daughters in the line of duty.