Union cadets show off their JROTC skills during the May 2 competition.

Millbrook High participates in drill competition during the May 2 event.

Union High School’s drill team participates in a May competition at Clinton High. Union placed first in the meet.

Clinton High School’s JROTC Dark Horses Battalion hosted their inaugural Drill Team competition on May 2. Six high schools participated in the event. The participating schools were: Charles B. Aycock, Millbrook, James Kenan, Union, Corinth Holder, and Wallace-Rose Hill. The events of the competition were: Regulation Squad Armed and Unarmed, Regulation Platoon Armed and Unarmed, Squad Exhibition Armed and Unarmed, Platoon Exhibition Armed and Unarmed, Color Guard, and Unarmed Knock Out.

The Clinton High School JROTC cadets planned and executed all of the events. Cadet Watson says, “The drill meet was a success and very well-organized.” All of the participating schools performed exceptionally well.

The drill meet was held at Sampson Middle School and Sampson Middle School principal Greg Dirks assisted with the execution and use of the middle school facilities in support of the competition.

The overall drill team winners were 1st place: Union High School; 2nd place: CB Aycock High School; and 3rd Place: Corinth Holder High School.

The Dark Horses drill team did not compete in any event because the event was hosted by the drill team members and their fellow cadets.

Overall, the drill meet was a success for the Clinton High School Dark Horses’ Battalion JROTC, its leader said. The Clinton High School JROTC instructors would like to give a special thanks to all of the cadets, faculty and staff that helped make this event possible, he added.