Anchorage, Ak — The teams prepared all year for the statewide Junior ROTC Competition held at Service High today.
Eleven schools took part in the competition ranging from Bethel to North Pole to Eagle River. Multiple drill events occurred, ranging from Color Guard to Platoon Marching.
Active duty members of the military served as judges. The JROTC teams were assessed on their poise, appearance and sync. Judges looked for signs of discipline and dedication from each team.
Canyon Porter, Navy Seaman at Chugiak High said, “You could hear a pin drop. It’s what I live for pretty much.” It’s one of his favorite reasons for coming to ROTC class every day. “It’s the best thing in the world, I think.”