NJROTC competition results (photo)
BURLINGTON — The Port Angeles High School Navy Junior Officers’ Reserve Training Corps participated in its first cadet competition this year.
The Dec. 2 competition, held at Burlington-Edison High School, included events such as Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Air Rifle, Color Guard, Physical Strength and Academics.
The results were Color Guard teams No. 1 and 2; second and first place, respectively; the Air Rifle team placed third; and the Armed Drill team placed first.
The Unarmed Drill — competing for the first time in seven years — and Academic teams, both placed fourth.
Noteworthy personal performances from cadets were:
• Makayla Peabody: second place, Best Unarmed Drill Team Commander.
• Arianna Barr: third place, Armed Drill Down in Performing Drill with a rifle.
• Ellie Hiigel was named the Iron Woman for Girls with the highest combined score of 328.
• Edwin Albright: second place, Iron Man for Boys.
The entire Roughriders training corps program team individually scored a maximum 300 points or more.
The Physical Strength team won first place, each scoring the maximum 300 points — or more — total.
The next competition the navy junior corps will participate in is slated for Sunday, Jan. 28, at Everett High School in Everett.
The high school’s training corps program is led by Jonathan Picker, retired U.S. Navy Capt., Senior Naval Science Instructor.