February 17, 2020
AFJROTC programs from 22 schools across CFISD and the Houston area were at the CFISD Presidents Day Military Drill Competition held Feb. 8 at the Berry Center and Langham Creek High School. Cypress Falls High School placed fifth overall and was also named winner of the Commander’s Cup, awarded to the top CFISD unit.
Feb. 17, 2020—CFISD Air Force JROTC units placed among the top five in a number of Open events at the CFISD Presidents Day Military Drill Competition, held Feb. 8 at the Berry Center.
Cypress Falls High School placed fifth overall among 22 AFJROTC programs from across CFISD and the Houston area. Cy-Fair, Cypress Springs and Langham Creek high schools finished seventh, eighth and ninth, respectively.
Eight AFJROTC programs representing 12 CFISD high schools participated in the CFISD Presidents Day Military Drill Competition held Feb. 8 at the Berry Center and Langham Creek High School, with events that included academic presentations and testing, color guard and physical training.
Participants competed in events as diverse as academic presentations and testing, color guard, inspections, regulation and exhibition drill and physical training. Units were evaluated by CFISD Air Force JROTC instructors, U.S. Army personnel, Texas A&M University cadets and civilian volunteers.
“The Air Force JROTC program builds self-confidence, discipline and leadership skills in each cadet with an emphasis on academics in the instruction of aerospace fundamentals,” said Dr. Sharon Hogue, CFISD AFJROTC coordinator. “The program has no military obligation, but it does prepare students for success beyond high school as it emphasizes service, citizenship, personal and team responsibility, patriotism and physical fitness. Many of the students tell stories of the structure and camaraderie in JROTC helping to build their confidence and their determination to be successful in school and beyond. What has impressed me most is that this is a cadet driven program, offering the cadets daily experience practicing their leadership skills.”
Armed and unarmed inspection were among the events held at the CFISD President’s Day Military Drill Competition.
CFISD Air Force JROTC instructors, U.S. Army personnel, Texas A&M University cadets and civilian volunteers served as judges during the competition.
Cypress Falls was also named winner of the Commander’s Cup, awarded to the top CFISD unit.
The following units also placed in their respective Open events at the competition:
Female Color Guard
Male-Mixed Color Guard
Unarmed Novice Regulation