Photo courtesy Rod Burmeister
FORMATION—The Armed Regulation drill team commanded by Cadet Staff Sergeant sophomore Kaitlin Nardiello report Saturday.

JROTC takes second overall at own contest 
First year cadets take top spot in their division

By Seth Benson

It may have been Super Bowl weekend for the rest of the world, but for the WHS Army Junior ROTC (JROTC), it was their own sort of super competition Feb. 3. 

The WHS JROTC along with the Army JROTC from Flandreau Indian School and the Marines Corps JROTC from Lincoln High School went head to head in a drill competitionon the day before the Super Bowl Feb. 3 at WHS.

The Warriors took second overall and placed first in the First Year Cadets Color Guard competition. Lincoln took the overall first place.

Instructor Sergeant First Class Terry Finck said he was pleased with the cadets’ performance.

“The cadets performed well,” Finck said. “I am proud of the cadets and their hard work and commitment. Now, they just need to correct a few technical issues and movements, as the scores were single digit differences between first and second on several competitions.”

In his first competition, senior Devan Morrison said he was pleased.

“It was fun to be a part of this experience, a part of a competition team,” Morrison said.

Sophomore Kaitlin Nardiello, commander of the Armed Regulation Team, said she felt very good about the team’s performance. 

“We just need to sharpen some technical points for our next competition to bring home a first place in that competition,” Nardiello said.

The JROTC will next compete at Lincoln High School at the end of March.


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