RHS NJROTC team qualifies for national air rifle championship


ANNISTON, Alabama — A team from Robertsdale High School qualified for the NJROTC Air Rifle National Championship, finishing second in Area 8 competition Saturday, Jan. 16 in Anniston.

Two teams from RHS, consisting of cadets from Robertsdale and Elberta high schools, competed in the NJROTC Area 8 Air Rifle Championship, held Saturday in Anniston.

The competition is a 3 by 20 match where each team has four competitors who shoot 20 shots each in the prone, standing and kneeling positions for a possible total score of 2,400 points.

The team comprised of cadets Aidan Johnston and Gary Morin of RHS, Dianna Burke and Vivian Wilson of EHS, scored 1,983 points and finished second out of 19 teams. They will advance to NJROTC National Championship next month.

The team team comprised of cadets Jikayla Benjamin of RHS, Joshuah Kaiser, Lilly Carr, and Victor King of EHS, finished 12th with 1,675.

Pace (Florida) High School topped the field with a score of 2,016 while Pine Forest of Pensacola finished third with a score of 1,976.