On Saturday, Jan. 16, Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) will host a drill meet. There will be 16 schools participating from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties and even a team coming all the way from Tucson, Az.
A drill meet is made up of many different areas to compete: Personel Inspections, Color Guard, Armed and Unarmed Drill, Physical Training and Academics—something for everyone.
Ramona High NJROTC participants appreciate all the community support they receive and invite everyone in Ramona to stop by to see what the program does.
Many will remember that four years ago, the NJROTC was almost cut from the school. Since then, the program has grown and flourished. It has earned many awards, including the 2008 Most Improved Unit in the Country.
The cadets have learned many leadership skills and had many unique experiences. Last year they traveled to Hawaii and saw Pearl Harbor firsthand. This year the cadets are planning on traveling to Florida for Spring Break.
Admission to the drill meet is free and the snack bar will be open. The meet starts at 7:30 a.m. and trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m. Organizers encourage the community to stop by and support the students.