Published on October 27th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Blythewood High School JROTC Competes
Pictured back row from left to right: Philip Blaisdell, Joshua Slatton, Shemar Huffin, Elexis Mitchell, Charles Harsch, Andre’ Davis, Jassmyn McQuillen, Tyler Dixon, Chandler Roberts, Brandon Brosch Bottom row from left to right: Tristan Pennington, Antoine Tucker, Randy Davis, Evan Delvaux, Logan Kennedy, Johnathan Morgan
On Saturday, October 18, the Drill Team, Color Guard, and Raider Team of Blythewood High School competed in a match against tough contenders. This meet was only the second drill meet of the season for the Bengals. The Bengals traveled to Spartanburg to compete in a competition that wasn’t even for their division. Sweeping up the first place overall title, Blythewood remained humble claiming the prize. C/2LT Michael Taylor commanded Squad Armed Regulation placing 1st, C/1LT Elijah Connor commanded Platoon Armed Regulation placing 1st, and C/1SG Charity West commanded Squad Unarmed Regulation placing 2nd. C/1LT Nykia Free commanded Platoon Unarmed Regulation for the first time and did a fantastic job! Practices are beginning to get even more intense for the team, as they continue to work on different events, ranging from regulation, exhibition, and inspection. The next Drill Meet will be held on October 25, 2014, at Ridgeview High School.
The Raider Team also did an exceptional job against fierce competition. The competition took place at Dorman High School. They had to do many different events that tested their knowledge and physical endurance. The events included one minute pushups, one minute sit-ups, a one mile run, crossing a rope bridge, carrying a teammate on a stretcher, a JROTC Knowledge Test, and a 5K team run. Blythewood placed third overall out of eleven teams, and they placed in the top four in five out of seven events. BHS placed first in the JROTC Knowledge Test as well. Congratulations to Jasmyn McQuillen for receiving the top female PT award.
The Color Guard also competed at Dorman High School. Blythewood came in first over all the schools that competed. By Marshall MacClellan