Port Angeles, Wash. – Port Angeles High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets (NJROTC) claimed the top award of “Overall State Champion” at the Northwest Drill & Rifle State Championship held Saturday, March 18 at Rogers High School in Puyallup. Twenty-six (26) high schools qualified from across Washington and Oregon for the competition.
“Facing stiff competition from Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC high schools, the cadets from Port Angeles took top honors,” Captain Jonathan Picker, PAHS senior Naval Science instructor said. “Armed Drill Team, both Color Guard Teams and the Physical Strength Team all took first place in their respective competitions. It was a great effort from all participating cadets!”
Results are as follows:
Overall State Champion – Port Angeles High School Roughriders
Color Guard Team 1 - 1st Place, State Champion
Team members: Kylee Reid, Erin Edwards, Austin Woods, Benjamin Yesiki
Color Guard Team 2 - 1st Place, State Champion
Team members: Hailey Hollingsworth, Zachary Parrill, Cody Brooks, Edwin Albright
Armed Drill Team - 1st Place, State Champion
Team members: Edwin Albright, Brooklyn Alton, Arianna Baar, Lisa Bell, Cody Brooks, Jacob Butler, Alexis Cobb, Erin Edwards, Hailey Hollingsworth, Reed Morace, Marcus Musalek, Zachary Parrill, Makayla Peabody, Mikayla Ramey, Kylee Reid, Elena Robison, Bryson Schafer, Hollee Schnabel, Hunter Schnabel, Austin Woods, Benjamin Yesiki
Physical Strength Team - 1st Place, State Champion
Team members: Edwin Albright, Erin Edwards, Ellie Hiigel, Raynan Mani, Thomas Newton
Air Rifle (Sporter Division) - 9th Place
Team members: Bronwyn Davis, Hailey Hollingsworth, Dakota Manley, Sundar Woodyard
Drill Team Commander (Cadet Kylee Reid) - 1st Place, State Champion
Iron Man (Cadet Thomas Newton) - 6th Place
Iron Woman - 2nd Place (Cadet Ellie Hiigel); 6th Place (Cadet Erin Edwards)
Captain Picker and Senior Chief Petty Officer Justin Beck, PAHS naval science instructor, oversee the Port Angeles program.
An accompanying photo shows the PAHS NJROTC Armed Drill Team.
For more information, contact:
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District