On January 26th, the MV Marine Corp JROTC cadets traveled to Mount Vernon High School to compete in the Marine Corps mid-Atlantic sectional drill meet. The armed Exhibition Platoon, led by Cadet Captain William Weigeshoff, finished third. Inspection and Unarmed Exhibition Platoons, led by Cadet Captain Angela Schrader and Cadet First Sergeant Megan Pedigo respectively, had second place finishes. The Unarmed Regulation Platoon, led by Cadet Lieutenant Colonel London Rizzi, took first place. Individual standouts were Cadet Private First Class Grant Whitley, Cadet Sergeant Nilah Williamson, and Cadet Captain Angela Schrader who all finished in the top ten of over 300 cadets in the knockout competition with Cadet Sergeant Hannah Thompson and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel London Rizzi winning second and first place.
In only its second year, the Wildcat Battalion Drill Team will be competing among the 16 best Marine Corps JROTC Drill Teams from all 268 programs in the U.S., Okinawa and Guam.