DISTINGUISHED UNIT with ACADEMIC HONORS
10 years in a row!
Navy League Award -- Best Unit in Area 3
Area 3 Meet info
14 - 15 March
The Meet is located at Central Crossing High School
4500 Big Run South Rd,
1600 - Academics Test
1800 - Athletics Competetion
Saturday event times will be posted once the information has been delivered to Northmont
Northmont Wins against Navy's Largest Unit, East Aurora
On Saturday, 22 February, the Northmont Senior High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC) placed first against a supurb field of other Navy and Marine Corp Junior ROTCs. In all 18 schools competed for the right to be named the Pike High School Drill Meet Champions.
The Thunderbolts won trophies for the following team events: Inspection, commanded by Johnathan Whitesell, second place; Armed IDR, commanded by Tanner Garrison, second place; Unarmed IDR, commanded by Bailey Koppin, third place; Armed Exhibition, commanded by Kevin Cook and Unarmed Exhibition, commanded by Marcy Reed, third place.
One of the favorites for the cadets and spectators is the knockout events. Approximately 400 cadets lined up in a large military formation, and executed stationary drill movements for individual precision, with thirten judges "knocking them out" for failure to execute the movements precisely, until the last man or woman is standing. Northmont's Noah Waters and Marcy Reed placed third and forth, respectively in the armed event while Abbey Parmenter placed fifth in the unarmed event.
The Northmont NJROTC cadets will next compete on March 14 - 15 in the Area 3 NJROTC Championship at Central Crossing High School in Grove City, Ohio. The winner of this regional final earns the righ to participate in the Navy Nationals competition in April.
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February Drill Practice Schedule and updated Drill Meet info
NORTHMONT NJROTC COLOR GUARD
4TH IN THE NATION!
The Northmont NJROTC NS4 Color Guard won the 4th place trophy at Navy Nationals.
Congratulations to Chrissy Corcoran, Ayrissa Spainhower,
Josh Rammel, and Jason Adams
LIMITED EDITION BOOSTER SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
We have a few of this year's Booster Shirts available for purchase.
You can send a request and money to school with your cadet and I will fill your order if I have the shirts you want.
We have a very limited number of shirts in XXL, with more options in large and XL. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a specific size and type of shirt you'd like!
If you are interested in purchasing one of our Limited Edition Booster Shirts, you will need to pay with cash (exact change, please) or check, payable to Northmont NJROTC Boosters.
All shirts are $15, while supplies last!
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Northmont Places 3rd at Chicagoland Drill Meet
The Northmont Senior High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) braved the winter storm Maximus and traveled to Chicago on 1 February to compete against the best of the Chicagoland area. The Area 3 East Champs, Zion Benton, along with 12 other highly competitive teams traveled through the blowing and drifting snow to Arlington Heights, Illinois campus of Robert Morris University- on Saturday, Feb. 1st. In addition to Zion Benton, the Navy JROTC schools were Bloom Township High School, Chicago Heights, IL; Bloom Trail High School, Chicago Heights, IL; North Chicago Community High School, North Chicago, IL; Proviso East High School, Maywood, IL; Proviso West High School, Hillside, IL; Harold L. Richards High School, Oak Lawn, IL; Taft High School, Chicago, IL; host Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL; and Zion-Benton Township High School, Zion, IL. Three Marine Corps JROTC schools competed: Curie Metropolitan High School, Chicago, IL; Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago, IL; and Pritzker College Prep, Chicago, IL. Zion-Benton Township High School placed first overall.
In the Adademic competition, Northmont individual medal winners were Kayla Witherspoon, eighth place; Kameron Brown, seventh place; Peter Jackson, sixth place; Caylin Hefferon, fourth place; and Jonathan Whitesell, second place. This strong showing resulted in a 1st place Academic trophy for Northmont.
The Thunderbolts also won trophies for the following team events: unarmed exhibition, commanded by cadet Reed, fifth place; color guard, commanded by cadet Cameron, fourth place; unarmed IDR, commanded by cadet Cameron, third place; armed exhibition, commanded by cadet Cook, second place; and armed IDR, commanded by cadet Parmenter, first place.
The highlight of the drill meet is the knockout events. Approximately 300 cadets flooded the drill deck, lining up in a large military formation, and execute stationary drill for individual precision, with nearly 20 judges swarming through the formation “knocking them out” for failure to execute the movement precisely, until the last man or woman is standing. When the smoke cleared, Northmont’s Armed Drill commander, Abbey Parmenter, won the armed event.
In addition to participating in the drill meet, the instructors took them to downtown Chicago for a short tour of the city. The cadets walked the shops along Chicago’s Miracle Mile and took in a bird’s eye view of the city form the top of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and enjoyed Chicago style, deep dish pizza at Giordiano’s.
The Northmont NJROTC cadets will next compete on Feb. 18th at Pike High School in Indianapolis.