LFHS NJROTC Competes at State for 16th Straight Year


by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

Los Fresnos High School will be among 16 units competing at the 24th Annual Navy Junior ROTC Area 10 Field Meet Friday and Saturday at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The meet, known as the Texas State Championship, will host more than 600 students from 16 high school NJROTC units across the state, competing for the championship title and a chance to compete at the Navy National meet in Pensacola, Fla., in April.

The trip to state marks the 16th year that LFHS has qualified for state competition.

Of the other 15 high schools that qualified through the drill meets, only San Benito is from the Rio Grande Valley.

More than 150 Texas A&M University Battalion midshipmen and active-duty students will volunteer over the weekend to assist with scoring and execution of the meet.

The event provides the opportunity for NJROTC cadets to visit Texas A&M and interact with the Corps of Cadets.

Over a two-day competition, the NJROTC units will be scored in 10 events testing their academic prowess, physical strength, and military bearing and precision.

The first day of the field meet consisted of physical training and academic events.. The second day will comprise of various military basic and exhibition drill events, including personnel inspections, armed and unarmed drill, and color guard.

NJROTC is a citizenship development program that instills the value of citizenship and service to U.S. high school and secondary educational institutions.

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