Mission accomplished: TCCHS Army JROTC Raider team wins regional competition | Education
THOMASVILLE – The Thomas County Central High School Army JROTC Raider Team won the Zone 2 Region Championship – Men’s Team Category – which took place on Saturday, October 23 at Crisp County High School . The event included a 5km team run, rope bridge, tire jump, cross country rescue, fitness challenge, and fitness test. The TCCHS team won first place in all areas except one (fitness test), where they placed second. Senior Army Instructor Lt. Col. Kevin “Buzz” Ingram said the TCCHS “convincingly defeated the teams in Worth, Sumter and Turner counties.”
The Raiders undergo rigorous training three days a week that tests fitness, athleticism, accuracy and knowledge through task-oriented practices. The TCCHS Army JROTC Battalion has just started its second year, and this is the first year for its Raiders team, which makes winning the regional title all the more special. Ingram said, “I am proud of these children and the effort they put in. We set the winning region as our goal at the start of this season, and the way the team came to terms with what we had to do is why it happened.
This victory saw the TCCHS Raider team advance to the state championship on October 30 where the team finished eighth in the state.