JROTC Holds Drill Meet Competition in Washingtonville
On November 4th the Magic Battalion hosted its very own drill meet at the Washingtonville High School. In total ten schools arrived ready to compete. Prior to this event Washingtonville drill team had been practicing three days a week from 6:00-7:00 in the morning. Chief Brickel decided to wager a bet with the team. If they failed to get first in every event the senior cadets would have to wear a shirt homage to him. This only caused them to work harder every practice. On the day of the drill meet the kids competed in armed and unarmed inspection, platoons, squads, and color guards. The competition gave the participants an opportunity to see how other schools perform and also allowed the freshmen to watch the sophomores through seniors compete. Alyssa Chamberlin, a freshman, said “it was cool to see our older cadets perform because that’s going to be us one day. It was awesome to see what we will eventually be able to do.” The day came to an end with a huge “knockout round” in which cadets from any school could compete individually. After the winner of this was decided, trophies were given out and the schools headed back home. All the cadets are excited to get back to work and prepare for their next meet.