North Bullitt JROTC cadets take top honors

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By Stephen Thomas

HEBRON ESTATES – The North Bullitt JROTC took first place overall in the Platoon IDR event during the first annual two-day Drill Meet and Raider Challenge Brigade Championships in Frankfort.

The event featured 29 schools from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

During the Raider Challenge North Bullitt earned a second place in the Obstacle Course event, along with a third in both the One Rope Bridge and the Mystery events.

North Bullitt’s Allison Underwood earned the top medallion for most fit male and female competitors. Timmy Hardin earned a fifth place overall.

Three individual North Bullitt JROTC members earned honors in the Unarmed IDR Knockout event. Ashley Lynch placed second, Ashley Richardson fourth, and Taylor Browing 17th overall out of more than 600 competitors.

The North Bullitt JROTC Drill Team competed in five competitive drill meets this season, earning two overall first place finishes in Grant County as well as their home meet.

The Drill Team also earned a second in Pulaski County and two thirds, including the Brigade Championships and against another 29 schools at an event held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The Platoon Drill team earned top honors out of 40 teams during the Brigade Championships.

“It’s been a long season for both our Drill team and our Raider team,” said North Bullitt JROTC instructor Maj. Kevin Clark. “We feel as if we’ve represented our school and county in a commendable manner.”

“These kids practice from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. every school morning for seven months,” said 1SG Mark Firestone. “I would like to have their hard work recognized by their community and their peers at school.”