Riverhead cadets have a long tradition of bringing home trophies and awards from NJROTC competitions. And on December 17 they added some new hardware to their collection.
The cadets placed first overall in a regional drill competition held at Mattituck High School. Facing six rival high schools from New York and Connecticut, Riverhead placed first in varsity Personnel Inspection; second in Unarmed Platoon, Academics and Armed Platoon and third in Color Guard. In the freshman division, Riverhead placed second in Unarmed Squad and Academics. The overall first-place finish came with an impressive trophy, which is currently on display in Room 118 at the high school.
Cadet Ariana Breest, NJROTC Operations Officer said, “I was ecstatic with our first-place performance. It was without a doubt our best overall showing this year. Our drill teams displayed some real snap and pop, and the intensity was at a whole new level.” Breest continued by praising the freshman teams, saying “I am especially proud of [them]. They continue to get better and better.” Breest ended on an optimistic note adding, “I’m confident there’s room for us to improve prior to the next event.”
The cadets are preparing for their next inter-scholastic competition, which will be held in Passaic, New Jersey on March 11.
Source: Press release issued by RCSD dated Dec. 21, 2016.