(FORT BEND ISD) – Fort Bend ISD will be well represented at this year’s Navy JROTC Regional Competition, to be held on Feb. 25 at Prairie View A&M University.
Units from Austin, Bush and Clements high schools have qualified to participate in this year’s competition, among the eight teams that will represent east Texas. Eight additional teams will represent Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
The students will compete in a nine-part competition including:
Physical Fitness Test
Color Guard – Male
Color Guard – Female
Unarmed Basic Drill
Unarmed Exhibition Drill
Armed Basic Drill
Armed Exhibition Drill
Austin High School’s unit is led by Senior Chief Aaron Johnson. He says that teams begin working in July, before the school year begins, and practice during the week and also on weekends to prepare for the competition.
“I am very proud of all of these kids who have sacrificed so much for the opportunity to represent their school and team at the state competition,” Johnson said. “This accomplishment is a testament of the dedication and commitment to the students within the program.”