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JROTC Takes First at Drill Competition

Amber Clyburn and PRHS Senior Bradley Hinson receiving Union County Patriot Award.

The Porter Ridge/Piedmont High School Air Force Junior ROTC won 1st Place Overall at the 2011 Monroe Airshow Drill Competition this past weekend. Also winning first place in their categories were Cadet Cody Trull who took 1st Place commanding the Element Regulation Armed Drill Team, and Cadet Teodor Tutelya who took 1st Place commanding the Flight Regulation Armed Drill Team.

Another prestigious award, the Union County Patriot Award, was presented by the Union County Commissioners at the opening of the Warrior and Warbirds Airshow on Saturday. One recipient from each Union County High School receives this award and Cadet Lt Col Bradley Hinson was the recipient for Porter Ridge High School. Cadet Hinson is the Commander of the Piedmont Junior ROTC unit, and was also Commander of the Armed Flight Exhibition Drill Team which performed at the Airshow this past weekend. Also performing an exhibition at the airshow was Cadet Amber Clyburn commanding the Unarmed Element Exhibition Drill Team, Cadet Jeff Gordon commanding the Unarmed Flight Regulation Drill Team, Cadet Dina Gerasimchuk commanding the Unarmed Flight Exhibition Drill Team, Cadet Timothy Shelton commanding the Color Guard, and Cadet Megan Brooks commanding the Unarmed Element Regulation Drill Team.

The Porter Ridge/Piedmont High School Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard then presented the Colors for the Grand Opening of the 2011 Monroe Warrior and Warbirds Airshow. Following the National Anthem they posted each military service flag in a solemn ceremony, accompanied by their respective service songs, honoring the Veterans of each military service branch. The airshow’s aerial performances that followed were an exciting conclusion to their outing.

Written by: Submitted by Captain Werder
Posted: Nov 15, 2011 by April Dawkins

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