JROTC competition under way at North Hardin

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By Kelly Cantrall

Students from several states will converge on Radcliff this weekend to put skills learned in JROTC to the test.

Students in the Seventh Brigade of JROTC will compete in a drill, marksmanship and academic competition Saturday and Sunday. Fifty-four teams from five states will gather at three Hardin County schools to take part.

The free event is open to the public and begins at 8 a.m. each day. The drill and academic competitions will take place at North Hardin High School and North Park Elementary School. The marksmanship competition will be held at John Hardin High School.

This year’s competition will be the largest one in the five years it’s been held, said Lee Redmon, a JROTC training and education technician.

“This is the largest by far,” Redmon said.

Redmon said attendance at these types of competitions can start to grow by word of mouth, and this competition is well-respected because of its organization and details like having Army drill sergeants as judges.

An awards ceremony will be held at the end of both days.

There are 208 high schools from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee included in the Seventh Brigade.

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747.