ROANOKE, Va.—They're the best of the best and they'll all put their skills to the test this weekend!
Air Force Junior ROTC teams from William Fleming, Patrick Henry, William Byrd, Franklin County and E.C. Glass will go head to head on Saturday at the Roanoke Valley Drill Competition.
William Fleming Cadet Frances Price says after countless hours of drill and ceremony they’re ready for competition. "It’s not like the stuff you see on TV, its real life. These are the most disciplined teenagers you'll ever see," explained Price.
Cadet Commander Daquan Saunders says juggling ROTC, school and good grades takes a ton of discipline. "I’ve been doing this for four years and I'm learning how to split my time between school, working, home and ROTC; it just takes a lot to stay on top," explained Saunders.
But in this military class, students walk away with the highest values of teamwork, honor, spirit and competition.
The Roanoke Valley Drill Competition will take place at 9 a.m. inside the main gym at William Fleming High School.
Teams will use this drill meet as a "tune-up" for the State Championship in Richmond on April 28th.
With five schools in our viewing area headed to Richmond, we're all hoping at least one comes back with a trophy!