George Rogers Clark JROTC honored by state House

Published 5:44 pm Monday, January 10, 2022

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State Representative Ryan Dotson recently presented Citations of Achievement from the House of Representatives to the George Rogers Clark High School’s JROTC Raiders’ men’s team that won the national championship.

Ceremony took place Wednesday (Jan. 5) at GRC High School.

“All team members received their certificate and were very appreciative of the recognition! The support and recognition that we have received from the community has been greatly appreciated!,” Master Sergeant (retired) Larry Lee said.

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Twenty-six cadets with GRC’s JROTC team competed in the All-Service Raider Nationals in November at the Gerald Lawhorn Scouting Base in Molena, Georgia. The men’s team came in first overall in the nation, and the women’s team came in fourth overall.

Raiders dominated in the field in four events: 5k team run, a rope bridge, an obstacle course with weighted equipment, and a woodland obstacle course with weighted packs.

The competition consisted of 83 teams representing all services branches from the entire United States.

“I’m so proud of these guys for their hard work and dedication to excel. These guys along with our girls team have made Clark County proud,” Dotson said after the ceremony Wednesday (Jan. 5) at the high school.