The Neshoba Central NJROTC competed at the Tulane University, "Battle of New Orleans" drill meet with 9 schools on Saturday, Nov. 17 and brought home the overall 2nd Place trophy, qualifying the unit for the Area 8 Championship meet in March.

Team trophies include: first Place in Athletics, Team Captain-Rene Taylor; second place in Armed Basic Drill, commanded by Ryan Gardner; second place in Armed Exhibition Drill, commanded by Thomas Fincher; second place in Unarmed Basic Drill, commanded by Morgan Shingler; third place in Unarmed Exhibition, commanded by Morgan Shingler;

Third place in Academics, Team Captain - Peyton Williamson; and third place in Personnel Inspection, commanded by Thomas Fincher.

Individual Medal winners were Dylan Belk - first place in Male Pushup and Tyler Monk-first place in Male Situps.

The unit will enjoy some down time during the holidays and return to practice in January preparing for spring competition.

The Rockets will travel to Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. on March 2 and then to the Area 8 Southeastern Championships at Ole Miss University on March 16, hoping to return to the Navy National Academic, Athletic, and Drill Championships again.

Congratulations NJROTC on the overall second place finish.