Port Angeles High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Competition

Port Angeles High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Competition
Posted on 12/06/2017
Port Angeles High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) CompetitionPort Angeles NJROTC was off to a great start for the 2017-18 season. On Saturday, December 2, Port Angeles Roughrider Cadets participated in a competition with seven other high schools at Burlington-Edison High School. Cadet competition included a variety of events, with Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Air Rifle, Color Guard, Physical Strength, and Academics.

Throughout the day, cadets worked their hardest to achieve victory within all disciplines, and by the end of the day, their efforts were evidenced in the results; Armed Drill Team was awarded first place! The Port Angeles Unarmed Drill Team competed for the first time in seven years and achieved fourth place. Air Rifle Team shot third place overall. Color Guard Team #1 finished in second place, and Color Guard Team #2 took first place. The Physical Strength Team won first place. Academic Team, which also debuted this year, earned fourth place.

Noteworthy personal performances from cadets were exhibited throughout the day as well:
  • Makayla Peabody was awarded second place for Best Unarmed Drill Team Commander.
  • Arianna Barr was awarded third place for the Armed Drill Down, where she excelled in Performing Drill with a Rifle.
  • The Physical Strength Team set records throughout the contest, with all members earning perfect scores---a first for any school in the state!
  • Ellie Hiigel was the Iron Woman for Girls at the competition, with the highest combined score.
  • Edwin Albright finished second in the Iron Man for Boys, while the entire PAHS team set a state record by scoring above the maximum 300 points.
adsOur Roughriders will strive to continue this high level of performance throughout the season. Their next competition is at Everett High School on January 27, 2018. For 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. Go, Roughriders!

The Port Angeles High School NJROTC Program is led by Jonathan Picker, CAPT, USN (ret), Senior Naval Science Instructor.

For additional assistance, please contact:

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