Facing off against Freedom High School and Chantillly Academy, Randolph-Macon Academy's cadets performed with pride, sportsmanship, and class during the second annual Yellow Jacket Invitational Drill Meet held on October 20, 2018. Chantilly came out on top by only 190 points (out of approximately 7,000 possible), with R-MA taking second overall and Freedom claiming third. R-MA's Jacob Gehly '20 took first place in the knockout drill competition from among approximately 100 competitors!
Air Force Junior ROTC's spirit of unity showed up strong as all of the cadets from every school present cheered on Chantilly's unarmed exhibition team demonstration and an armed solo exhibition demonstration. The school has not competed in those categories before, and R-MA Air Force JROTC instructor TSgt Tina Laing congratulated them on their growth during the drill meet, adding that it was special for her to see cadets she recognized from previous years competing this year.
R-MA's placements in the competition were as follows:
1st Year Color Guard: 1st Place
1st Year Inspection: 2nd Place
1st Year Unarmed Regulation: 3rd Place
Unarmed Regulation: 1st Place
Advanced Color Guard: 1st Place
Armed Regulation: 2nd Place
Advanced Inspection: 3rd Place
Congratulations Jackets on a solid performance!