Congratulations to the SVHS JROTC Drill Team for their 1st place overall victory at the Huntington High School Drill Competition held this past weekend. The team placed 1st in regulation platoon and 2nd place in regulation squad and Advanced Color Guard. Individual honors go to Alexis Nelson (2nd), Samantha Sparks (3rd), Brettina Jeffers (4th), Ariel Jeffers (8th), Sunnie Hensley (19th) and Abby Ross (20th) for individual knockout.
The Spring Valley High School JROTC Drill Team members are the first West Virginia State Drill Champions. They won the state Drill competition at Lincoln County High School on Saturday, January 16th. First place honors included Advanced Color Guard, first year cadet Color Guard, Armed Platoon Exhibition, Unarmed Platoon Exhibition, Armed Regulation Platoon, and Unarmed Regulation Platoon Drill. The team also earned third place in Armed Regulation Squad Drill and Armed Platoon Inspection. Individual honors go to Emily O’Neal, 1st place Armed Knockout; Brettina Jeffers, 6th place Unarmed Knockout, and Tyler Lyons, 9th place Armed Knockout.
Drill competitions consist of military regulation close order marching of squad and platoon formations, marching with the National Colors, inspection of formations, as well as non-regulation exhibition routines with and without rifles. Armed exhibition routines are similar to Army and Marine Corps silent drill teams where units march and spin rifles in unison.
This year is the first time that the West Virginia Department of Education has sanctioned JROTC Drill, Raider, and Rifle competitions as state championships. The state Raider competition will be at Spring Valley High School on March 19th. The state Rifle competition will be February 20th at Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg
Congratulations to the Spring Valley High School JROTC Raider Team “A” for winning 1st Place Overall out of 13 teams at the Riverside Raider Competition this past weekend. The “A” Team took 1st Place in the 5K run, One-Rope bridge, obstacle course, litter carry relay, knot tying relay events and 2nd place in the physical team test and logistics relay. Individual honors go to Syerra Wilson for finishing 1st place female and Cesar Ventura for finishing 2nd place male in the Ultimate Warrior Competition.
CONGRATULATIONS to the JROTC Raider Team for taking 2nd place overall out of 20 teams at the Morehead State Raider Challenge Competition this past weekend. The team placed 1st in Color Guard and 2nd place in te Written Exam, PT Test, and Obstacle Course Events. Individual honors go to Ryan Blake for scoring the highest on the Physical Test out of 200 cadets. Team A will be heading to NC this weekend to compete in the Brigade Championships.
Congratulations to the JROTC Raider “A” Team for taking first place overall at the WV State Best-of-the-Best Raider Meet held at Spring Valley this past weekend. The Raider Team placed in ALL events with first place finishes in the Physical Fitness Test, Knot Relay, Humvee Pull; second place in Litter Carry, Rope Bridge, 5K Road March and third in the Logistics Relay. Individual honors go to Jacob Caldwell for placing 3rd out of 72 cadets in the physical fitness test; Christian Haddock placed 4th and Cesar Ventura placed 5th overall
CONGRATULATIONS to the JRTOC Drill Team for taking 1st Place overall at the Wayne Drill Meet this past weekend. The team swept all events including Advanced and LET 1 Color Guard, Unarmed Squad Drill and Unarmed Platoon Drill. Individual honors go to Carlie McCoy for earning 2nd Place in the Knock-Out Competition.
CONGRATULATIONS to the JROTC Academic Bowl Team for their 3rd Place finish out of 337 teams within our Brigade Region which includes WV, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, NC, SC, and the District of Columbia!
We cannot state enough how proud we are of these young men and women for representing SVHS so well!