Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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December 13, 2012

JHS NJROTC wins 1st place in Kerrville

Sporter, precision teams bring home trophies

 

The Joshua High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit nailed it at the Texas All-Service Championship in Kerrville on Saturday. 

Both the precision and sporter A teams took home top honors in their respective categories and will keep the Governor’s Cup on display throughout the year. The sporter B team earned second place overall.

Similar to the Stanley Cup, the Governor’s Cup travels with the school that wins, said NJROTC instructor Lt. Col. Davidson.

“We’re pleased as punch,” he said. 

Three team members earned Distinguished Shooting Badges: James Slawson and Sheridan Beene came home with bronze and Louis Garcia earned silver, giving him a chance at gold by the end of the school year. To earn points for badges, shooters must rank near the top at eligible judged and electronically-scored competitions throughout high school. 

Garcia, the sporter team captain, could be the first JHS student to earn a gold badge in about six years, Davidson said.

“It is a very, very prestigious badge,” he said. 

Davidson said this year’s sporter and precision teams are solid, and likely the best he’s seen in a while. Seven freshmen competed on Saturday and the teams only lose two seniors at graduation. 

One of those is Slawson, who said he was surprised he earned the bronze badge on Saturday.

“I wasn’t expecting it,” he said. “I wasn’t sure — I just wanted to win as a team. When we won, I felt great. I don’t like being second place because that means you could have done just a little bit better, you’re just below first place on the podium and it doesn’t look good.” 

The team mentality is something that Davidson said pushes the students to win. No one wants to be the student who fell behind. 

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