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NJROTC compete in Area 9 West Drill

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On Dec. 1, the Los Alamos High School NJROTC took 42 cadets to compete against 11 other schools from New Mexico and Colorado in the Area 9 West Drill, Academic and Fitness Championships.
They finished as follows:
First place: Academics, overall fitness, armed drill, 16x100 relay. Second place: Unarmed regulation drill, unarmed exhibition drill, color guard, personnel inspection, 8x220 relay.
Individual awards went to the following cadets: Academics, Felicity Kubic, first place; David Murphy, second place; Kyle Partin, fourth place. Boys push-ups: Jordi Kandarian, first place; John Gibson, fourth place.
Girls push-ups: Tessa Snyder, third place and Melissa Wysocki, fifth place. Boys sit-ups: Jordi Kandarian, second place; Diego Cardiel, third place; Rigel Baron, fourth place. Girls sit-ups: Gianna Maggiore, first place and Rachel Barthell, second place.
Kyle Partin took first place in the armed commander category; Richard Whittemore took first place in the individual drill dow; and Victoria Hypes took second place in the unarmed commander category
The NJROTC took first place overall at this competition and once again, for the fourth straight year, earned a spot to compete at the Regional Competition in Kansas City on Feb. 23.