Washingtonville JROTC Hosts Annual Drill Meet
On 3 November the Washingtonville JROTC captured second place overall at the annual Drill Meet held at Washingtonville High School. This meet consisted of 10 of the neighboring schools, which was a great turn out. The cadets practiced very hard, three times a week from 6-7 in the morning as well as after school, which led them to their great successes. The Cadets competed in many events which included unarmed inspection, unarmed and armed platoons/squads, and unarmed color guard. The drill meet was a unique and fantastic event, especially for the freshmen, because they got the opportunity to see what the Magic Battalion can do. The final event for the meet was the Knockout competition during which over 150 cadets from all of the schools competed in a rapid fire series of drill commands. If a competitor makes an error, then they are out (knocked out) of the competition. The Knockout first and second place winners were from Washingtonville, with Bradley Clardy claiming first place and Dylan Ryan taking second. Clardy said “I was glad to have taken first, and to me it had proved that all of our hard work paid off.” Following the Knockout competition, the 11 schools gathered their color guards to receive their trophies culminating this amazing day. The cadets are going to continue working hard for the next drill meet at Minisink in February.