LAHS NJROTC Cadets Compete At Area 9 West Drill

Unarmed Regulation Drill Cmdr. Gianna Maggiore reporting in with her platoon. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets in Albuquerque with their trophies. Courtesy photo


Cadets from Los Alamos High School NJROTC program’s special teams traveled Saturday to Albuquerque to compete in the annual Area 9 West Drill meet where they went head to head with NJROTC units from throughout New Mexico, Texas and Colorado.

Events included regulation and exhibition drill, color guard, physical fitness and academics.

LAHS cadets placed second overall, and took first in academics, armed regulation drill, and color guard. They also earned third place trophies in the 1600 yard relay, personnel inspection, and unarmed regulation drill.

Individual recognition awards were given for sit ups to Gianna Maggiore and Rigel Baron. Samuel Wolfe and Felicity Kubic also received awards for push ups. Jonathan Scheuler, Felicity Kubic, David Murphy and JoAnna O’Neill also won individual medals for scoring highly in the academic competition. Rigel Baron received recognition for being an outstanding drill commander.

Due to the high placing at the meet, cadets will move on to compete in the regional meet at Onate High School in Las Cruces in February. From the regionals the high teams will be invited to the Navy National Drill Championships in Pensacola, Fla.

This weekend, marksmanship team members David Murphy, Sam Wolfe, JoAnna O’Neill and Samantha Miller are competing the statewide Junior Olympics Qualifiers.

Last week, shooters sent in their targets for the Secretary of the Navy Postal Competition. The precision team placed first in Area 9, with junior JoAnna O’Neill as the highest scoring individual in the area, followed closely by sophomore Samantha Miller in second place. The precision team will travel to Phoenix in February to compete in the Navy National Championships. Should the team place well they will be invited to the National JROTC Championships in Ohio in March.

Results can be viewed under the category “Navy JROTC” then “Area 9” here.

Cadet Paz Mas participating in the sit-up portion of the Physical Fitness competition. Courtesy photo

Males from the LAHS NJROTC PT team perform cadence push-ups for scored competition. Courtesy photo

LAHS Cadets (in yellow) prepare to run in a relay race against schools from across New Mexico. Courtesy photo