South Kitsap NJROTC claims first in districts

The South Kitsap NROTC Wolf Battalion competed in its third meet Feb. 11 and won the district title. The Color Guard 1, academics, precision and sporter marksmanship teams all took first place in their respective competitions.

The unarmed drill team finished second, and the Wolves armed drill team finished third overall. More than 400 cadets from eight different schools attended the event.

With their scores, the Wolves became the overall division champions for the Narrows Division.

Division results:

1st place Division Champions for Precision Air Rifle – Lead by Cadet Maclain Schapler

1st Place Division Champions for Sporter Air Rifle – Cadet Elizabeth Scott

1st Place Division Champions for Color Guard Team 1 – Lead by Cadet Liam Briley

3rd Place Division Champions Unarmed Drill Team – Lead by Cadet Caleb Purdum

3rd Place Division Champions Armed Drill Team – Lead by Cadet Phillip Figueroa

Drill meet results:

Armed drill team — 3rd Place

1st place team Precision Air Rifle – Cadet Lourinda Haugen, 1st place overall

1st place team Sporter Air Rifle – Cadet Lindy White, 1st place overall; Cadet Elizabeth Scott, 3rd place overall

Color Guard Team 1 — 2nd place

1st place individual drill down — Cadet Hannah Mueller

“It was a great weekend for us,” Naval science officer and retired Senior Chief Harold Vickers said. “Lots of hard work paying off. I’m very proud of the cadets.”