UHS makes its mark at 16th Annual Tarleton JROTC Drill Meet

UHS makes its mark at 16th Annual Tarleton JROTC Drill Meet
Posted on 03/13/2017

All smilesUniversity High School Junior ROTC cadets competed at the 16th annual Tarleton State Drill Competition on the TSU campus. Last year's coverall champs,Caprock High School in Amarillo, took the overall again this year, but the Trojan Cadets represented UHS with great success, claiming both Female and Male physical fitness top honors.

The Empire-Tribune of Stephenville had a chance to speak with the TSU ROTC Commandant who hosted the tournament. [source: http://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20170306/high-schools-compete-in-jrotc-drill-meet]

Lt. Col. Marty R. Deckard, professor of military science who oversees the Army ROTC program at TSU, explained, "[Tarleton's] Texan Battalion Army ROTC and Corps of Cadets hosted the drill meet. JROTC cadets from 13 high Schools participated in the drill meet consisting of five events: Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Exhibition Drill, Color Guard and Physical Fitness competitions.

"Tarleton's Army ROTC supports JROTC programs to motivate young people in the art of leadership and citizenship," Deckard said. "The meet is an opportunity for JROTC cadets to develop sportsmanship, camaraderie and esprit de corps."

The Trojans achieved the following victories:

Male Physical Fitness Team 1st Place
Eric Reece
Jose Luciano
Laquan Quinton
Jacob Casiano

Female Physical Fitness Team 1st Place
Arexy Deleon
Janet Moreno
Esmeralda Castelan
Vivianna Guerra

Female Color Guard 2nd place
Jacklyn Zavala
Ashley Aroacha
Melissa Chavez
Maria Regalado

Unarmed Team 2nd place in drill regulation
Yasmeen Alvardo - Commander
Veronica Almanza
Letiticia Almanza
Roccio Villagomez
Jaci Mendoza
Lisa Rios
Brissa Dominguez
Daisy Gonzales
Arianna Gonzales
Lessitte Canales

Unarmed Tandem Exhibition 2nd place
Brissa Dominguez
Lisa Rios

Unarmed Individual Exhibition 3rd place
Yasmeen Alvarez

We are very proud of all of our cadets who performed at TSU. They represented UHS and their community with great pride and success. Please enjoy the pics.