JROTC headed to championships

  • Friday, February 7, 2014

Provided The SHS JROTC Orienteering Team is, from left, (front) James Brock, James Tilton, Tim Brock, Rayquien Blount, Cameron Quakenbush, (back) Austin Gavit, James Eady, Christopher Graham, Lewis Barkley, Conner Baumann, Joleen Ledgister, Christopher Washington, Adriean Searles and Daniel Trump.

The Summerville High School Navy JROTC Orienteering Team has received an invitation to the fifth annual NJROTC National Orienteering Championship Invitation on Feb. 15 and 16 at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, GA.

This is a two-day meet with one course run on Saturday and a second course on Sunday. The time limit for each course is three hours. Teams must successfully complete a course both days to be eligible for the course award.

Thirty-five schools with 525 cadets will compete.

Orienteering is a sport that involves land navigation over unfamiliar terrain with a map and compass. The objective is to run a series of points shown on a map, called check points, choosing routes, both on and off established trails that will allow the competitor to find all the points on the course and get back to the finish line in the shortest amount of elapsed time.

The coaches of the SHS Orienteering Team is Naval Science Instructor Master Chief Carson Burgess and Master Chief Chris McCool.

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