Northeast Regional Drill Championships: CASHS drill team took four awards

The CASHS Navy Junior ROTC Drill Team took four awards in Northeast Regional Drill Championships last month.  This virtual-format drill competition was open to 65 schools in the northeast United States and Europe. 

The group practiced in-person for only three weeks before the competition; but the Cadets were able to compete in four categories – academics, physical fitness, color guard and regulation unarmed drill.  Their hard work and performance paid off at the official awards ceremony on April 14th

The CASHS Trojans Cadets took First Place in the Unarmed Platoon Drill competition; they earned Third Place in the Physical Fitness competition, and Fourth Place in the Color Guard competition.

Bruce Apgar, CASHS Senior Naval Science Instructor, praised his cadets discipline and determination to excel. The cadets worked hard this school year to maintain an engaging, quality experience, he said.

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Despite pandemic restrictions, they were able to compete in five virtual academic competitions and seven virtual marksmanship competitions. 

Uniform and drill instruction were conducted through virtual classrooms; and Cadet Leadership worked to provide multiple opportunities for online engagement between cadets, and when permitted in-person team building activities.

CASHS Navy Junior ROTC is a Citizenship Development program of the Chambersburg Area School District and the Naval Service Training Command.  The program is open to Chambersburg Area School District students in grades 9-12. It focuses on preparing students for success in their life after graduation.