Sunday, March 13, 2011

JROTC Selects Best Drill Individuals and Color Guard Teams

EJROTC Best of Bestach year, the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
(JROTC) units from 13 high school programs select their best drill individuals in grades 9-12 and enter them in the district's Best Drill Individual competition.

The Color Guard Teams comprised of first-year cadets and teams of varsity cadets are also included. Both competitions showcase students in impeccable uniforms as they progress through a three-phase competition, which includes uniform inspection along with stationary and precision drill movements. The selection is extremely difficult as each cadet and team already represent the best from each school.

This year’s "Best of the Best" include:

First Year: 1st Place - C/CPL Jennelee Toctocan - Morse; 2nd Place - C/AMN Kahan Robinson - Scripps Ranch; 3rd Place - C/LE1 Kevin Ebon - Mira Mesa

Second Year: 1st Place - C/ENS Victor Palafox - Serra ; 2nd Place - C/CPT Villy Jean Belmonte - Madison; 3rd Place - C/SSG Jacky William - San Diego

Third Year: 1st Place - C/CAPT D'arius Pinckney - Mission Bay; 2nd Place - C/LE3 Tamara Pasana - Mira Mesa ; 3rd Place - C/ Chris Leonard - Madison

Fourth Year: 1st Place - C/CDR Yesina Hernandez - Henry; 2nd Place - C/LT Steve Warren - Serra; 3rd Place - C/LCDR Jason Collins - Point Loma

First Year Color Guard: 1st Place - San Diego HS; 2nd Place - Mira Mesa HS; 3rd Place - Scripps Ranch and Morse HS (tie)

Varsity Color Guard: 1st Place - Serra and Morse HS (tie); 2nd Place - San Diego HS; 3rd Place - Scripps Ranch HS

Congratulations to these outstanding students. For more information, contact LTC David Guzman, JROTC Program manager, at (858) 496-8203 or