Feeling Accomplished: San Benito NJROTC Liberty Hounds teams qualify for state

A Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps academics team and members of the Unarmed, Armed, Color Guard and Physical Fitness qualified for Area 10 State Drill Competition for the second year in a row.

The competition for Area 10 participants, which covers Dallas to Los Fresnos and Laredo to Beaumont, took place early this month at Southwest High School in San Antonio.

“It is with great pride to announce that the cadets’ hard work has paid off once again. With the cadets spending more than six hours every week after school since August, they were able to achieve their goal,” said Chief Timothy Wilson, the Naval Science instructor.

“The teams felt accomplished as they practiced the routine over numerously and giving every drop of sweat that was worth it at the end. Not only did the drill team members feel proud, but everyone as a unit did too, as we all gave in our part,” he proudly added.

The cadets and instructor remain committed to the next round of competition as they will be competing for one of the two spots at nationals in February 2018 at Texas A&M University in Houston.

“As they continue to practice and have the unit cheering them on, they have the ambition to get the spot. The cadets are very proud not only to showcase the hard work of the NJROTC teams, but also to represent the San Benito community,” Wilson said.

Wilson also expressed a word of appreciation to the parents and the school district for their support and encouragement as well as to all fellow cadets for dedicating their time to staying and practicing for the competition.