Bush High School’s Navy JROTC Drill Team advances to National Championship Meet

Photos courtesy of Bush High School’s Navy JROTC. The Bush Navy JROTC Drill Team shown with trophies earned at the State Drill Meet.

Bush High School’s Navy JROTC Drill Team competed against 15 other top drill teams in the state and placed second at the Texas State Championship Navy JROTC Academic, Physical Fitness and Drill Meet. This achievement qualified them for the Navy JROTC National Championship Meet for the seventh-consecutive year. Bush will be among the top 24 Navy JROTC drill teams from across the nation to compete at the National competition will be held at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida in April.

At the state competition (which included military drill, academic exams, physical fitness events and a battalion personnel inspection), the Bush NJROTC cadets, commanded by Cadet Commander Aubrey Brent, earned the following awards:

•    First Overall – Physical Fitness
•    Second Overall – Personnel Inspection
•    Second Overall – Drill
•    1st place, Exhibition Drill – Unarmed Drill Team
•    3rd place, Regulation Drill – Unarmed Drill Team
•    1st place, Basic Drill – Armed Drill Team
•    3rd place, Exhibition Drill – Armed Drill Team
•    Best Armed Drill Team Commander Medal – Cadet Commander Aubrey Brent
•    Best Unarmed Drill Team Commander Medal – Cadet Lieutenant Commander Myranda Melchor
•    1st place, Sit-ups – Cadets Jada Hightower and Anthony Feliciano-Santillian
•    3rd place, Female Sit-ups – Cadet Myranda Melchor
•    1st place, Female Sit-ups – Cadet Rosemeri Ayala
•    2nd place, Female Sit-ups  – Cadet Siomara Ayala
•    2nd place, Male Pushups  – Cadet Daniel Mendoza

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