Los Alamos High School NJROTC Wins Big In Albuquerque

LAHS NJROTC Topper Company with the trophies they won Nov. 5 in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

The Topper Company Male PT Team took second place. Courtesy photo

Topper Company took first place in the Mixed Color Guard competition. Courtesy photo

1st Place Female Color Guard. Courtesy photo

1st and 3rd Place Female PT Teams. Courtesy photo

1st Place Unit Personnel Inspection and Unarmed Regulation Drill Team. Courtesy photo

Individual PT Awardees/Courtesy photo

Public Affairs Officer

The NJROTC competition teams headed to Del Norte and West Mesa High Schools for the Duke City Invitational Drill Meet and Bill Barker Marksmanship Competition Saturday, November 5. They competed in color guard, unarmed regulation drill, and physical fitness, along with sporter and precision marksmanship. Female PT team captain Rebecca Moss stated, “Being committed and giving 120% each and every day pays off. Some would say “it pays to be a winner”. I’m so proud of this unit and how much we have improved over the years. I’m especially proud of my PT team. We started off by just pulling people from other teams and asking them to compete to winning six first places in a row. We have come so far and I can’t wait to see how far we can go.” 

Commanding Officer Emma Drake said “I am incredibly proud of each and every one of the cadets that competed this past weekend at the Duke City Invitational and Major Bill Barker Air Rifle Match. This meet demonstrated that the hours of work put into winning by the cadets of Topper Company paid off. Bravo Zulu, Topper Company!”

The unit has many more competitions coming up and hopes to continue on this path, as it takes dedication and commitment to create these fantastic teams. Individual awards included Rebecca Moss, 3rd place female 400 meter run; Ian Swift, 3rd place male 400 meter run; Megan Crawford, 3rd place female sprint drag carry; Marissa Meierdierks, 2nd place female sprint drag carry; Rebecca Moss, 1st place female sprint drag carry; Arthur Yarotski, 3rd place male sprint drag carry; Ian Swift, 1st place sprint drag carry; and Megan Crawford, 1st place female standing power throw. 

Team awards included 1st place female color guard, 1st place mixed color guard, 3rd place female physical fitness, 1st place female physical fitness, 2nd place male physical fitness, 1st place unarmed regulation drill, 1st place unit personnel inspection, and 1st place overall.