4th Brigade, North Carolina Western Region “Best of the Best” Drill Team

Butler High School Drill Team.
Performing drills.
The Color Guard.
Looking sharp and crisp.
Enjoying their rewards and accomplishment.

The Army JROTC drill team for the second consecutive year finished in 1st Place from Butler High School. The team has taken home the trophy and honors in both 2018 and 2019 in the regulation drill.

The drill meet competition took place recently in Morgantown, North Carolina against other drill team competitors from six different states.

This is only the second year the team has performed in the competition. They have clearly proved to everyone the Bulldogs must be considered a top drill team in the 4th Brigade region which covers six states. The states are North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

The awards received include the following who deserve recognition for their accomplishments.

1st Place Overall regulation Drill – Butler High School

1st Place Color Guard – Commanded by Cadet Anthony Tran



1st Place Armed Platoon – Commanded by cadet Elijah Carroll

1st Place individual Knockout Drill – Cadet Donovan Johnson

3rd Place individual Knockout Drill – Cadet Nahomi Munoz

The team also finished in 3rd Place in the Unarmed Platoon and New Squad Basic Drill events.

Congratulations to Butler Army JROTC Cadets. Also, to Master Sergeant Day, and Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Retired) Ott Siebert for providing these young men and women the leadership, guidance, and direction they deserve. HOOAH!




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