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Port Angeles High School NJROTC Hosts NW Drill and Rifle Division Competition on February 10

Port Angeles High School NJROTC Hosts NW Drill and Rifle Division Competition on February 10
Posted on 01/24/2018
Port Angeles High School NJROTC Hosts NW Drill and Rifle Division Competition on February 10For those interested in Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps competition, please plan to attend a NJROTC event scheduled at Port Angeles High School on February 10, 2018, and show support for your local team.  The Port Angeles High School campus is located at 304 East Park Avenue.

View the event schedule for the NJROTC Competition on February 10th

Seven teams (six visiting high schools) will participate in the competition, which will be held in Port Angeles for the first time.  Visiting high schools include Arlington, Oak Harbor, Everett, Marysville, Burlington-Edison and Snohomish.  There will be different competitions throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m.  The event culminates with an awards ceremony, with trophies being awarded to the top three teams.  A schedule of the day’s events will be available on the District’s website closer to the event.

blt01Judges are active duty members of the Coast Guard, Marines, Army and Navy.
“We anticipate that Coast Guard and Army helicopters (HH-65 Dauphin, AH-64 Apache, and UH-60 Blackhawk) will join the competition as static displays and will be open to the public, weather permitting,” said Jonathan Picker, Port Angeles High School’s Senior Naval Science Instructor.  “Aircraft are homeported at US Coast Guard Station Port Angeles and Joint Base Lewis McCord.”

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Port Angeles High School's Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps "Roughrider Company" is a highly decorated unit with approximately 120 cadets.   The unit historically achieves a 98 percent on-time graduation rate for cadets with four years in the unit, and has received the Distinguished Unit Award annually since 2006. The unit is the current overall Northwest Drill and Rifle state champion and has been the Armed Drill state champion for the last three years.  The unit is currently led by Captain Jonathan Picker, USN (ret), and Senior Chief Justin Beck, USN (ret).

For additional information about this event or the NJROTC program, contact Jonathan Picker, CAPT, USN (ret), Senior Naval Science Instructor, Port Angeles High School at 360.565.1977.

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
pdashiell@portangelesschools.org
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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