On Saturday, Feb. 4, cadets in the Howell High School Air Force JROTC program claimed first place overall at the first Howell JROTC Drill Meet. Additionally, Howell’s drill teams placed in every event and earned first place in four categories; First-year Unarmed, First-year Armed, Advanced Armed and Unarmed Exhibition.
The Howell Drill Meet was planned and ran completed by JROTC cadets under the direction of Cadet James Colon with support by parents and community organizations. Seven drill teams from four states participated in the event. The night before the meet, the Howell cadets under the direction of Cadet William Newell hosted a social gathering for the out of state teams to build camaraderie before the drill meet.
The Howell Drill team practices each morning before school begins. Earlier this year the team took first place overall at the Anchor Bay Drill Meet and second place overall at the Michigan State University Drill Meet.