Jr. ROTC cleans up at Fontainebleau

Published 3:59 am Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Lumberjack Battalion continued its 2018 Drill season by traveling to Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, on Saturday, March 17. The BHS Lumberjack Cadets competed against the Northshore Army JROTC programs: Northshore High, Salmen High, Fontainebleau High, Lakeshore High, and Hammond High.

Drill competition events conducted were: Physical Fitness, Armed Inspection, Regulation and Exhibition; Un-Armed Inspection, Regulation and Exhibition; Color Guard, and the Knockout Drill. Due to inclement weather plans, the Physical Fitness and Armed Exhibition were taken out of the competition.

The Lumberjacks were awarded in the following categories — the Armed Regulation team placed first; the Unarmed Regulation team and Unarmed Exhibition team each placed first; the Male Color Guard team placed second; and the Female Color Guard team placed first.

The knockout drill was conducted at the end of all events and the Lumberjack Battalion Cadets took home all three places: first place, Charvo Myers; second place, Devonte Jackson; and third place, Jaylon Scott.

The Bogalusa Army Jr. ROTC placed first overall, and host Fontainebleau placed second overall. The Lumberjacks are currently in first place within the Army Northshore District.

The cadets will continue their hard work and are preparing for the next drill competition, which will be held this Saturday, March 24, at Bogalusa High School, for the overall Army Northshore District Championship.

The final competition will be held at LSU for the LSU Pershing Rifles competition on Saturday, April 7, in Baton Rouge.