Gainesville High School
830 Century Place
Gainesville, GA. 30501




Lt. Frank Hernandez, MSC USN (ret)
Senior Naval Instructor

The Red Elephant Battalion competed on Nov. 14 in Milledgeville, Ga. in a Sanctioned (State Qualifying) Drill, Athletic and Academic Meet.    Once again they came out on top with a 1st PLACE Overall Win.   At this stage of the game, the NJROTC Big Red Machine is the #1 Seed in the entire state of Georgia.  Our only challenge now will be the 4 power house schools in North Florida.   We will not stop working, as our only goal is a State (Area-12 Championship).   This will bring a trip to the Navy Nationals in Pensacola, Florida.   Please keep in mind while reading the results below, we are infants in the competition phase of JROTC.   These cadet's have truly risen to the occasion.    We are 1 year and less than a semester old.    NOT BAD ! ! ! ! !
Who says girls can't do push-ups?????  Our own Karen Ruiz not only won 1st Place Female Push-Ups,  she beat every male during the athletic phase.    How many you ask.....  How about 89 correct push-ups ! ! ! ! ! 
Results are as follows:
1st Place          OVERALL DRILL
1st Place          Unarmed Regulation Drill (Anel Tavira, Unit Leader)
1st Place          Unarmed Exhibition Drill (Shelbee Carter, Unit Leader)
1st Place          Color Guard (Martin Sewell, Color Guard Commander)
1st Place          Team Push-Ups (Kimberly Hong / Alex Uscanga, Team Commanders)
1st Place          Team Sit-Ups (Kimberly Hong / Alex Uscanga, Team Commanders)
2nd Place         Armed Exhibition Drill (Ty Hernandez, Unit Leader)
2nd Place         Personnel Inspection (Austin Hottinger, Battalion Commander)
3rd Place         Academic Testing (Kaz Imes, Team Commander)
3rd Place         OVERALL ATHLETICS (with 3 penalty infractions on relays)
5th Place         Armed Regulation Drill (Austin Hottinger, Unit Leader)
Most important of all   1st PLACE  OVERALL  DRILL   MEET
Individual Results:  You know about Karen, Austin Hottinger 1st place male sit-ups, Ty Hernandez 2nd place male sit-ups / 1st Place Individual Armed Exhibition, Nick Smith 4th place male sit-ups, Jose Ortiz 2nd place male push-ups, Alex Uscanga 5th place male push-ups, Kimberly Hong 2nd female push-ups / 3rd female sit-ups, Shelbee Carter 1st female sit-ups, Alexis Lay 2nd female sit-ups, Alex Vazquez 3rd female push-ups, Martin Sewell 5th place academic.........

The NJROTC Air-Rifle Team competed at Brunswick High School.  This was our first match of the year and the Cadets did a fantastic job.  Both the Precision and Sporter Teams earned trophies and advanced to the Area-12 Championship at Fort Benning, Georgia in their first attempt this year.  The Cadets will compete again on the 7th of November at Union Grove High School in McDonough, Georgia and on the 9th of January at Westside High School in Augusta, Georgia.  The Precision Team won 3rd Place, and The Sporter Team won 2nd Place out-shooting 15 other schools in the field.  Individual honors go to Toderick Williams, Jose Ortiz, and Karla Tavira who won medals for high scores in the Prone position.  Additionally, Jose Ortiz won the award for BEST NOVICE shooter in the area with a score of 279

The NJROTC Red Elephant Battalion participated in a State Qualifying Academic, Drill and Athletic Meet Oct. 17 in Stockbridge, Ga.   They went to war against 15 other schools from all around the state, including the past State Champion.  It was indeed a battle.  The competition consist of eleven events.    Personnel Inspection (all cadets) , Academic Testing (15 cadets), Athletics consisting of Push-Ups, Sit-Ups, 16 x 100 relay, and 8 x 220 relay, and 5 separate Drill Events consisting of Unarmed Basic Drill, Armed Basic Drill, Unarmed Exhibition (fancy) Drill, Armed Exhibition, and Color Guard.  
1st Place:      Personnel Inspection
1st Place:      Academic Testing
1st Place:     Armed Basic Drill
1st Place:     Male & Female Sit-Ups
1st Place:     Overall Drill
1st Place:     Overall Athletics
2nd Place:    Unarmed Exhibition
2nd Place:    Color Guard
2nd Place:    Unarmed Basic Drill
2nd Place:    Male & Female Push-Ups
3rd Place:     Armed Exhibition Drill
4th Place:     16 x 100 Relay
5th Place:     8 x 220 Relay
Individual Awards:  Austin Hottinger ( 1st place sit-ups & 4 place push-ups),  Ty Hernandez (2nd place sit-ups), Anderson Arias (3rd place sit-ups), Martin Sewell (1st place academics)Donnie Kell (4th place academics)
Females:  Alex Vasquez (1st place push-ups), Kimberly Hong (2nd place push-ups), Karen Ruiz (3rd place push-ups), Shelbee Carter (1st place sit-ups), Renee Shealy (3rd place sit-ups), and Alexis Lay (4th place sit-ups).




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