Pendleton High School and Anderson Lights of Hope will be hosting the 5th annual Upstate Regional Drill Championships on Saturday March 2, at the T. L. Hanna High School football stadium. The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps has units in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. These branches will be represented by students who have spent hundreds of hours training for this type of event.
The Upstate Regional Drill Competition will feature up to 27 JROTC units, Airport, Berea, Belton Honea Path, Blythewood, Byrnes, Chapman, Chesnee, Clover, Daniel, Dorman, Easley, Emerald, Greenwood, Pendleton, RS Central, Spartanburg, Spring Valley, Strom Thurmond, Thomson, T.L. Hanna, York, Lexington and others, an estimated 1,200 cadets. The cadets are from High Schools located in Southeast United States. Drill competition is designed to showcase military drill precision and foster an atmosphere of team and individual competition, while promoting true sportsmanship.
Cadets will compete in inspection, regulation, color guard and exhibition events, both armed and unarmed. Schools can partake in all four events. Some of the best JROTC schools and individuals from around the Southeast have been invited to compete in this event.
Trophies, medals and scholarships are presented to the First, Second and Third place winners in each category. The “Knock Out” event will have one single winner in each category, Armed and Unarmed, this competition is to see who best individual at the event is this year.
The goal of JROTC is to provide students with a quality character, citizenship, and leadership development program.
ALL Veterans and active military are encouraged to attend this event. Members of the National Guard Unit in Anderson, area Recruiters, Clemson ROTC Officers, and other active military soldiers will serve as judges. Council, Senators, Congressmen, Representatives, and other elected offices have been invited to attend.
The doors will open at 8:00 am and the first event begins at 9:00 am. Awards will be given out around 4:00 pm.
When: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019
Where: T.L. Hanna High School, football stadium
2600 Highway 81,
Anderson, SC 29621
Parking and Admission is free, we are accepting sponsors for the event. For questions or more information, please contact Ben Phillips, Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org