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28 ROTC teams attend drill competition

Published On: Jan 18 2014 05:47:50 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 18 2014 03:09:59 PM CST
ROTC COMP
GRAY, Tenn. -

Hundreds of cadets came to Daniel Boone High School to participate in the region's largest drill competition.

28 teams came from Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina.

Each of the teams is part of high school ROTC organizations.

The competition featured drills performances by color guards, squads and platoons.

"All the schools are teaching their cadets the disciplines of working as a team and [are given] the opportunity to present their military skills that they have learned in close order precession drill in a variety of formats," said Steve Sessis, Senior Marine Instructor at Daniel Boone High School.

This was the 17th year of the regional competition.