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Jr. ROTC cadets from Coachella Valley high schools to compete on Saturday

January 23rd, 2014 | by Denise Goolsby | Comments
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Photo provided by Ret. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Carl Lewke

 Jr. ROTC units from high schools in and around the Coachella Valley will participate in the annual Coachella Valley Jr. ROTC Drill Meet beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Desert Hot Springs High School, 65850 Pierson Boulevard,Desert Hot Springs.

Close to 300 cadets will compete in team events including Color Guard, drill, and physical fitness. The competition will be judged by 12 Jr. ROTC instructors and 15 military service members.

The event, which runs throughout the day, culminates with an awards presentation in the main gym at 4 p.m.

Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs high school Jr. ROTC units will be participating.

Photo: Marine Cadet Second Lieutenant Francisco Ruiz is questioned and inspected by three Marine drill instructors from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Desert Hot Springs High School during the annual Coachella Valley Jr. ROTC Drill Competition.

Event schedule

0700-0800       SCHOOLS CHECK-IN        COMMAND POST (ROOM 604)

0800-0940       COLOR GUARD COMPETITIONS        MAIN GYM

0940-1340       ARMED/UNARMED COMPETITIONS      INSPECTIONS IN MAIN GYM. REGULATION & EXHIBITIONS @ MAIN OUTSIDE DRILL PADS

1240-1330       4 MAN ARMED/UNARMED EXHIBITIONS MAIN GYM

1330-1500       INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS  DESIGNATED OUTSIDE DRILL PADS

1350-1500       PHYSICAL FITNESS COMPETITIONS   FOOTBALL FIELD

1500-1600       SCORING COMMAND POST (JUDGES ONLY)

1530-1600       TAPOUT (MUST BE IN UNIFORM)     MAIN GYM

1600-1700       AWARDS PRESENTATION     MAIN GYM

1700    DRILL MEET COMPLETE

For more information, contact Ret. U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Nichelle Webb at nwebb@psusd.us

The Jr. ROTC cadets from Desert Hot Springs High School, competing against 12 schools, took nine of 12 awards at the Ramona High School Color Guard Meet on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Ramona High School in Riverside.

The Color Guard Commander, Cadet 1st Lt. Martin Moreno, won the overall Commanders Cup.

DHS Jr. ROTC Color Guard 1

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