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).