The Hawk Battalion Brings Home Awards

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Seminole Ridge High School JROTC Hawk Battalion drill team traveled to Forest Hill High School to compete in a countywide drill meet.

At the event, there were competitions by gender in unarmed regulation, armed regulation and color guard.

The cadets competed fiercely, placing first in color guard (led by cadet Morgan Wilson) and third in male armed regulation (led by cadet John DiCampli).

During the “knockout” round of the meet, team commander Devon Breen placed second out of nearly 150 cadets.

Led by cadet Master Sergeant James Aspenwall and cadet Second Lieutenant Donald MacRostie, the Seminole Ridge Army JROTC also competed recently in a marksmanship competition at Atlantic High School. They took the bronze against Atlantic and South Fork high schools.

Tristan Poston placed first in standing marksmanship with a score of 73 and received a rifle badge for his shooting skills. Poston and Logan Waltersdorff qualified for the sharpshooter medal.

Aspenwall, MacRostie, and Alec Wasko qualified for the marksmanship medal.

ABOVE: The Hawk Battalion took first place in color guard at a county competition.