JROTC Raiders control Dover competition

October 25, 2013

The Raven Battalion JROTC cadets competed in the recent Dover Invitational Raider Challenge and brought home 10 of the 12 awards presented. Alpha team won first place, First Aid; second, Rope Bridge; first, Land Navigation; and second, Overall. Bravo team won second, First Aid; first, Rope Bridge; second, Land Navigation; third, 5K Run; and first, Overall. In their very first competition, Charlie team won third, First Aid; third, Land Navigation; and second, 5K Run.

Cadets participating in the Raider Challenge are in back (l-r) Mason Whitelock, Seaford; Tristin Townsend, Lewes; Luke Riale, Georgetown; Colton Platzke, Laurel; Marie Solomon, Georgetown; and Robert O’Neill, Georgetown;

third row - Travis Collins, Seaford; Ryan Hearn, Seaford; Nina Jordan, Selbyville; Jeremy Dulis, Seaford; Vincent Gao, Seaford; and Michaela Anderson, Millsboro;

second row - Emma Rider, Milton; Ashe Hebrank-Ekas, Rehoboth; Cole Cook, Bridgeville; Kevin Morales-Perez, Georgetown; Haley Knowles, Lincoln; Peyton Perkins, Seaford; Spencer Turner, Georgetown; Brittany Yeo, Georgetown; Eliza Juarez-Sanchez, Georgetown; and instructor Major Ben Jester.

In front are Branagh James, Seaford; Emily Tirado, Frankford; Battalion Commander Kaycee Bean, Laurel; Battalion Major Tyler Wood, Laurel; Colin Hearn, Laurel; Joe Hartman, Bridgeville; and Alexa Gibbons, Lincoln.