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Tinian High School JROTC hosts 2019 CNMI MSU Drill Meet

THE Tinian High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program accomplished yet another mission by hosting the 2019 MSU Drill Meet.

The Stallion Battalion traveled to Saipan on March 1 to practice and prepare for the competition. The competition was then held the next day, March 2, at the Koblerville Gym. The event started with the singing of the national anthem and the CNMI hymn led by C/CPL Karen Lagunay of the Stallion Battalion. The color guard consisted of the cadets as well, commanded by C/CSM Quichocho Edwards.

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After, DAI LTC Ichihara, Mr. Bobby Cruz, and Ms. Yvonne Pangelinan delivered their speeches, the cadets proceeded with the competition. It was a seven-hour long event that included four main categories: inspection, color guard, regulation, and exhibition. The five high schools in the CNMI with the JROTC program joined the competition this year: Rota High School, Marianas High School, Kagman High School, Saipan Southern High School and, of course, Tinian High School. Once all schools executed their routines for all four categories, the Stallion Battalion continued with the awarding of the trophies.

Stallion Battalion Unarmed Drill Team

Inspection: 1st Place

Color Guard: 2nd Place

Regulation: 2nd Place

Exhibition: 2nd Place

Stallion Battalion Armed Drill Team

Inspection: 1st Place

Color Guard: 4th Place

Regulation: 2nd Place

Exhibition: 1st Place

Overall, the Stallion Battalion Unarmed and Armed drill teams did a tremendous job and flew back home with eight trophies. With all the hard work and effort, the unarmed team will be traveling to California, once again, to compete in the 2019 Golden Bear. Good job, as well to the other schools who went out on the drill pad. Thank you to everyone who attended the drill competition and showed support to all the schools.

An additional thank you toTinian Mayor Edwin Aldan, Sen. Jude Hofschneider and Rep. Antonio Borja for donating water bottles, ice, fruits, and Gatorade to the Stallion Battalion and for the generous support you all have shown toward the program. In all, the Tinian High School pulled off yet another event with outstanding results. Congratulations, again, to all the schools and most especially to the Tinian Unarmed Team for placing 1st overall and to the Tinian Armed Team for placing 2nd overall.

Job well done, cadets and thank you for continuing to be motivated, dedicated and fired up. Hooah!