Shiprock High's JROTC wins state for second year | KOB 4

Shiprock High's JROTC wins state for second year

Meg Hilling
April 11, 2018 10:27 PM

SHIPROCK, N.M. - Shiprock High School is celebrating this week as the school's Junior ROTC team brings home their second state championship title in two years.


"It's absolutely rewarding. There is no great satisfaction than seeing all their hard work and accomplishments pay off," Shiprock High School's Sgt. Maj. Leonard Maldonado said.

The state competition required the team to perform in a number of categories, such as armed drill, physical fitness and color guard.

"The hardest part of holding onto this title, I say just like practicing. Like just putting in hard work at the gym," ROTC member Tyras Newton Jr said.

While their season is now over, the team is already looking ahead to next year, in search of another title.

Here is the team lineup:

C/Maj Caitlyn Nez, C/Capt Tyris Newton, C/1stLt Jodie Benally, C/2ndLt Sapphire Williams, C/2ndLt LaQuanna Benally, C/1stSgt Aaliyah Begay, C/GySgt Wynter Yabeny, C/GySgt John Dee, C/Cpl Brandon Begay, C/LCpl Kobe Sam, C/LCpl Colby Matcher, C/1stLt Cheyenne Hunt, C/2ndLt Shalynn Begay, C/SSgt Courtney Garcia, C/Cpl Larissa Clah, C/Cpl Naomi Smart, C/LCpl Jordan Johnson, C/LCpl Amber Billie, C/LCpl Erica Ybarra, C/LCpl Cheyenne Ayze, C/LCpl Chasity Joe, C/PFC Jasmine Black, C/PFC Nasheena Manygoats, C/PFC Alijah Peshlakai, C/GySgt Tristan Jones, C/LCpl Gabriell Russell, C/LCpl Latrell Begay, C/MSgt Gina Manygoats, C/SSgt Victor Malone II, C/LCpl Lenci Bahe, C/SSgt Harley Francher, C/Sgt Nicole Nahkai, C/1stLt Jodie Benally, C/SSgt Ashinee George, C/SSgt Hanna Benally, C/Cpl Tyra Begay, C/GySgt John Dee, C/LCpl Shalena Hunt.

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Meg Hilling

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