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Greenville High School NJROTC Orienteering Team Excels at National Championships

The Greenville High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) orienteering team showcased exceptional talent at the National NJROTC Championships in South Carolina from March 15-17. This marked the team's first-ever appearance at a national-level event, having only begun competing in this category earlier this year.

Despite being a rookie team, the cadets surpassed expectations, with two members, Aaron Velazquez and Aiden Attlee, achieving remarkable individual rankings. Velazquez finished 31st, while Attlee secured 57th place out of over 500 competitors. Their achievements are particularly noteworthy given the team's recent entry into competitive orienteering.


Although the team's overall standings were 28th out of 34 for Varsity and 30th out of 36 for Junior Varsity, their performance reflects their dedication and rapid progress. Selected to represent Area 19 based on their success in previous competitions, Greenville High School's NJROTC team has set a strong foundation for future endeavors.


"We could not be prouder of the team's accomplishments," said GHS Senior Naval Science Instructor Larry Wilcock. "We are eager to build on this success and continue improving in the upcoming seasons."


In addition to their national competition, the GHS NJROTC unit recently participated in the Trailblazer Brain & Brawn Challenge at Lebanon Trail High School in Frisco, TX, showcasing their academic and athletic skills. They also presented the colors for a ceremonial event held by the John Cavet Chapter of the Daughters of 1812, honoring veterans and citizens of the Republic of Texas. The ceremony was to mark the grave of a veteran of the War of 1812 as well as seven graves of Citizens of the Republic of Texas. A citizen of RofTX is someone who lived in TX prior to its statehood. The Greenville HS NJROTC was honored to be asked to participate in this event.