ROTC team brings home trophies, medals


By Dean Palmer - Special to the News



Members of the East Surry JROTC Raiders show off their trophies after the meet at Harnett Central High School in Angier. Eighteen schools from throughout the region took part in the meet.


The East Surry High School JROTC Raiders traveled to Harnett Central High School in Angier recently to take part in the school’s annual Raider meet.

Early on the morning of March 11, the East Surry team gathered with 17 others schools from throughout the region to take part in a series of challenges designed to test fitness and teamwork. The East Surry Raiders were divided into three teams for the competition.

The East Surry A team placed second overall in the competitive field while the B team claimed fourth place. While not placing, C team Captain Samy Chavez noted that the team was able to gain valuable experience.

Competition events included a Modern Army Physical Fitness Test made up of two minutes of push-ups and two minutes of sit-ups, followed by the mile run. Other events were the litter carry, rope bridge, fireman’s carry and a 5k road march.

Overall, the East Surry teams brought home seven trophies and a pair of medals. Awards included first place in the litter carry, second place in the fitness test, third place in the fireman’s carry, third place in tug of war, third place in the rope bridge and third place in the 5k road march.

Ashlyn Nagel claimed the second place medal in the overall female fitness test competition and Bradley Snow brought home the second place medal in the overall male test.

“It was a good start to the second half of the season,” A team Captain Bradley Snow noted, “and we learned what we needed to improve.”

B team Captain Ashlyn Nagel agreed, adding “we did very well as a new team and hopefully we will place top three this weekend.”

The team traveled to Ridgeway, Virginia on Saturday to take part in the Magna Vista Virginia State Western Region Raider Challenge at Magna Vista High School.

Members of the East Surry JROTC Raiders show off their trophies after the meet at Harnett Central High School in Angier. Eighteen schools from throughout the region took part in the meet.
http://www.pilotmountainnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_unknown.jpgMembers of the East Surry JROTC Raiders show off their trophies after the meet at Harnett Central High School in Angier. Eighteen schools from throughout the region took part in the meet.

By Dean Palmer

Special to the News

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