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POSTED: April 15, 2012 9:30 a.m.
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Member’s of the Richmond Hill High School JROTC drill team show off their stuff during a recent demonstration. The group is among the best in the country.

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On a chilly and breezy Friday afternoon, cadets of the Richmond Hill High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps practiced their drill routines. Rifles twirled in the air and medals gleamed in the sun.
The cadets practiced the precise drills which brought home a sweeping win at JROTC state competition on March 24 at Fort Gordon.  
Cadet Major Carmen Camacho and Cadet Major William Welzer command the Wildcats JROTC Battalion Drill Team.
They were a part of the group which visited Fort Gordon and brought back four first place trophies and one third place finish.
Approximately 75 RHHS cadets went to the competition and over 1,000 cadets from all over Georgia competed at Fort Gordon.
Camacho and Welzer have been with the JROTC program for four years. Both said they joined the program to overcome shyness.

Read more in the April 14 edition of the News.



 

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