LFHS NJROTC Qualifies for State for 16th Straight Year

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by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

The Los Fresnos High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has qualified to the State Finals Drill Meet for the 16th straight year.

The cadets, under the direction of Major David Arjona and Chief Carlos Marquez, have remain consistent in their competitive edge and prowess by taking first place in several drill meets to qualify.

The NJROTC State Championship Field Meet will be hosted by the Texas A&M University NROTC unit to be held on Feb. 22-24 in College Station. Competition starts with physical fitness and academics to be held on Feb. 23. Color Guard, armed drill and unarmed drill events will be held Feb. 24.

Los Fresnos will be aggressively competing to win at state to advance the 2018 NJROTC Nationals, which will be held at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla. April 6-7.

Fifty students will compete to represent LFHS NJROTC.

The Falcon Company cadets endured many hours of training, practice and travel with the state goal in mind. The qualifying process began in September at a fast pace and with new team members. Various drill meets attracted 30+ JROTC units from throughout the state in the following areas: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

The LFHS NJROTC Company has been under the direction and leadership of the following Staff Officers:

Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Commander Erick Garcia

Executive Officer: Lt.Cdr. Evelyn Lopez

Operations Officer: Lt. Denise Cabrales

Command Master Chief: Master Chief Petty Officer Brenda Garza

Team Commanders:

Color Guard: Lt. Isabelle Arjona

Armed Drill: Lt.Cdr. Erick Garcia

Unarmed Drill: Lt.Cdr. Evelyn Lopez

Physical Fitness: Ensign Juan Osornio

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