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February 23-- Junior ROTC cadets from the local Thunderbolt Regiment participated in Drill Competition last weekend.

drillThe purpose of the drill competition is to assess the Cadets' efficiency in performing regulation drill movements and their ability to maintain discipline and composure while performing these precision routines. Most of the routines consist of over 50 commands that the Drill Team Commander must memorize and perform in order. Any deviations result in lost points. These Cadets train for hours every day to ensure that they perfect the commands. The Drill Team helps develop Cadets that have high levels of discipline, composure, confidence and leadership. 

The teams that competed at the Drill Competition included the Thunderbolts Regiment with cadets from  Vidalia Comprehensive High School, Toombs County High School, Treutlen County High School and Montgomery County High School.  Teams also came from Southeast Bulloch High School, Statesboro High School, Metter High School and Bryan County High School.