Raven battalion wins exhibition drill competition

December 22, 2012

The Sussex Tech JROTC Raven Battalion made an exceptional showing at the Dover Invitational Drill Competition Dec. 8. The battalion’s Armed Exhibition Team, led by C/1SG Zach Bishop, and the Unarmed Exhibition Team, led by C/1LT Kaycee Bean, both came home with first-place trophies. The battalion also earned the third-place distinction for overall performance.

Shown in back (l-r) are C/MAJ Chris Clifton (Bridgeville), C/CPT Andrew Atkins (Millsboro), C/PFC Mikala Herlihy (Seaford), C/PFC Emily Tirado (Frankford), C/PFC Brittany Yeo (Millsboro), C/SFC Jack Swihart (Milton), C/SFC Nikales Joseph (Seaford) C/SFC Hope Riale (Georgetown) and C/SGM Robert Christensen (Harbeson).

In middle are C/CSM Tyler Wood (Laurel), C/CPT Bradley Gordon (Milton), C/1LT Jacquelyn Arpie (Millsboro), C/PFC Dana Ramirez (Georgetown), C/SGT Jerry Legates (Georgetown), C/2LT Colin Hearn (Laurel), C/SSG Emma Rider (Milton), C/PFC Michaela Anderson (Millsboro), C/PFC Ashe Hebrank-Ekas (Rehoboth), C/PFC Branagh James (Bridgeville), C/SSG Julia Hawkins (Georgetown), and C/SGT Hannah Davidson (Milton).

In front are SFC Luis Melendez (teacher), C/2LT Andrew Hartman (Bridgeville), C/1SG Matt Zwiebel (Millsboro), C/1SG Zach Bishop, Armed Exhibition Team captain (Milford), C/MSG Ivy Colburn (Delmar), C/SSG Alex Hassman (Greenwood), C/PFC Joseph Hartman (Bridgeville), C/SSG Margaret Legates (Georgetown), and C/1LT Kaycee Bean, Unarmed Exhibition Team captain (Laurel).