Warren County High School JROTC will be holding the second annual Raider Meet this Saturday at Hickory Creek Elementary beginning at 8 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“We don’t charge admission,” said 1st Sgt. Timothy Howard. “We want people to come out and see what their children can do and what they have been doing. This event is more about showing support for the cadets, the JROTC program and the school.”
Ten high schools have signed up to compete. Events include a strength test, team endurance run, obstacle course, litter carry, and a one rope bridge, among others.
Much training went into fielding a competitive team, Howard said.
“Cadets train in a variety of events for this competition,” said Howard. “You could compete in a map reading competition. Then, five minutes later, be called to compete in a two-mile run. So, we do a lot of training to prepare for these events.”
Saturday’s event will be a kickoff for the season for Warren County High School JROTC.
“Saturday will be additional training for us,” said Howard. “We have a competition in Jamestown in October and another one in Campbell County in November. As you compete, you get better.”
Concessions will be available Saturday. Money raised through food sales helps fund JROTC activities, such as travel expenses for the upcoming events.
The competition will end around 5 p.m., with an awards ceremony immediately following.