Over 3,500 high schools across the country maintain Junior ROTC programs. Over 400,000 high school cadets take part in this exceptional program nationally, bringing citizenship, discipline, personal responsibility, and leadership into the lives of young men and women who voluntarily choose to participate.
The cornerstone for many JROTC units is their drill team, which performs in many local and regional drill meets throughout the school year. At the pinnacle of drill meets stands the National High School Drill Team National Championships, the world’s finest drill & ceremony competition.
Celebrating its 30th year, “The Nationals,” as it has become known, will host over 145 schools and 4,000 cadets attending from 30 states (including Alaska) as well as units from Puerto Rico.
Smith-Cotton High School has been accepted to compete at the 2012 Nationals. Less than five percent of thousands of JROTC units nationally are accepted to compete at the National High School Drill Team Championships. Schools accepted into the Nationals deserve high praise, as their mere selection denotes a level of quality few other programs can boast!
As this Army JROTC program is working hard to ready themselves for the Nationals, as well as raise the necessary funds to attend and compete, these remarkable cadets deserve special recognition for attaining this unique status.
The National High School Drill Team Championships allow the finest programs in the world to compete in drill & ceremony competitions in order to crown a National Champion in one of several competition levels and divisions. Color Guard, Regulation Drill, Unit Inspection and the crowd pleasing Exhibition Drill competitions are all segments of this National event. Few honors can compare with being selected to attend the National High School Drill Team Championships.
Of, course, should Smith-Cotton High School finish with National distinction, our website will have all of the highlights. Complete scoring results and quality photos will be posted immediately following the event and specific information can be emailed for returning championships teams by event manager, Sports Network International. Should you require additional information regarding the National High School Drill Team Championships, please contact Justin Gates, Competition Director for Sports Network International at: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Home page: www.thenationals.net Toll free: 800/327/9311 Fax: 386/274/1255