Members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps participated in the 16th Annual Tarleton JROTC Drill Meet at Tarleton State University on March 3.

Lt. Col. Marty R. Deckard, professor of military science who oversees the Army ROTC program at TSU,  explained, “[Tarleton’s] Texan Battalion Army ROTC and Corps of Cadets hosted the drill meet. JROTC cadets from 13 high Schools participated in the drill meet consisting of five events: Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Exhibition Drill, Color Guard and Physical Fitness competitions.

“Tarleton’s Army ROTC supports JROTC programs to motivate young people in the art of leadership and citizenship," Deckard said. “The meet is an opportunity for JROTC cadets to develop sportsmanship, camaraderie and esprit de corps.”

The reigning drill meet champions, Caprock High School in Amarillo, took home the overall trophy again this year. The following are the winners of the Tarleton Junior ROTC Drill Meet:

• Overall

Caprock High School, Amarillo 

• Armed Drill

Legacy High School, Mansfield 

• Unarmed Drill

Caprock High School, Amarillo 

• Color Guard [Female]

Granbury High School 

• Color Guard [Male]

Energized for STEM (E-STEM) Academy, Houston 

• Physical Fitness Competition

University High School, Waco

• Physical Fitness Competition [Female]

University High School, Waco 

• Physical Fitness Competition [Male]

University High School, Waco.