Honors continue for Nease NJROTC


Nease NJROTC’s varsity drill team competed at a major drill meet hosted by Florida A&M University on Jan. 30 in Tallahassee — taking home third place overall among the 16 schools from the Navy JROTC’s Area 7, 8 and 12 regions.

The team presented a strong showing across the board taking home 12 individual event trophies. The Unarmed Exhibition Drill team captain by Cadet Olivia Jacobi took first place, marking the second consecutive drill meet the team has garnered top honors. The team also finished in first place at the Terry Parker Drill Meet in December.

“We’ve practiced hard, and that effort is now paying off,” said Jacobi. “We now need to keep the momentum going forward into the Area-12 Championships next month in Georgia.”

Other top performances included: second place in Personnel Inspection, Team Push Ups; third place in Overall Academics, Overall Drill, Overall Athletics, Armed Basic Drill, Team Sit Ups, Armed Exhibition Drill; fourth place in 200 meter relay, and fifth place in Color Guard.

Nease, currently the top NJROTC program in the nation out of 579 units worldwide, will be competing in the Area-12 Drill Championships and Area-12 Brain Brawl Championships next month with hopes of earning berths at the Navy National Drill Championships in Pensacola and National Brain Brawl Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy in April.