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November 28, 2012

Neshoba Central NJROTC cops big wins at drill events

MERIDIAN —     Neshoba Central's NJROTC has competed in several drill competitions in recent months, earning trophies in several events.

    On Nov. 3, the group, also known as The Mighty Rockeets, competed at Warren Central's Viking Classic Drill Meet with nine schools across the state, bringing home several team trophies as well as the overall first place trophy.

     Team trophies include: first place in Armed Basic Drill, commanded by Ryan Gardner; first place in Armed Exhibition Drill, commanded by Thomas Fincher; first place in Color Guard, commanded by Thomas Fincher; first place in Unarmed Basic Drill, commanded by Morgan Shingler; first place in Unarmed Exhibition, commanded by Morgan Shingler; and first place in Personnel Inspection, commanded by Thomas Fincher.      Athletic team trophies included: second place in the 1600 yard relay and third place in the 8 x 220 yard relay.

Individual medal winners include: first place Male Pushups, Dylan Belk; third place Male Pushups, Corey Banks; first place Female Pushups, Mickayla Kaszubowski, second place Female Pushups, Chelsea Clay; first place Male Situps, Dylan Belk; third place Male Situps, Ryan Gardner; and third place Female situps, Morgan Shingler.Athletic Team captain is Rene Taylor.

    The corps of cadets traveled to Terry High School in October for the Army Field Meet. The group competed against 16 schools from across the state and brought home the overall first place trophy. The unit is led by their Cadet Lt. Commander Thomas Fincher.

    Team trophies included: third place in Armed Platoon drill, commanded by Dylan Hill; second place in Unarmed Squad Drill, commanded by Chelsea Clay; second place in Armed Squad Drill, commanded by James Kelly; second place in Color Guard Drill, commanded by Mickayla Kaszubowski; first place in Unarmed Platoon Drill, commanded by Morgan Shingler; first place in Unarmed Exhibition Drill, commanded by Breonna Foster; and first place in Armed Exhibition Drill, commanded by Thomas Fincher. Cadet Keonna Foster took second place in the Individual Knockout Drill competition.

    This was the third drill meet of the season, and the Mighty Rockets captured the first place trophy in all three.

    The cadets opened their Drill Competition season at New Albany in September by winning the overall first place trophy. They competed with nine other schools representing the Marine, Air Force and Army JROTC.

    Team trophies included: first place in Personnel Inspection, commanded by Thomas Fincher; first place in Unarmed Platoon Drill, commanded by Samone Greer; first place in Unarmed Exhibition Drill, commanded by Morgan Shingler; first place in Armed Exhibition Drill, commanded by Thomas Fincher; second place in Armed Platoon Drill, commanded by Hunter Ramsey; and second place in Color Guard Drill, commanded by Mickayla Kaszubowski. Andrew Moore won the overall Individual Knockout drill competition.

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