2019 Area 12 Brain Brawl & Rifle Champions!!!
Plan of the Week
Freshman Orientation 2019
Congratulations 2019 Leadership Academy Graduates!
Saturday Morning at Riverside Military Academy cadets Gisselle Miranda, Blake Ritter, Louis Dorsinvil and Ethan Fowler graduated from Leadership Academy as first time attendees and cadets Makayla Groves and Jacob Suttles received their Cadre Cords. That week had pushed them to their limits and helped them develop leadership skills in all aspects such as Drill, Athletics, and Academics. They were mentally and physically exhausted by the end of the week but learned useful knowledge. Cadets Miranda and Fowler were Platoon Commanders for their platoons, cadet Ritter was Guidon and cadet Dorsinvil was 2nd squad leader, his platoon also received Honor Platoon on graduation day. Cadet Suttles was a part of the Color Guard and cadet Groves was Alpha Company Commander. Amazing Job cadets.
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Cadets Attend Georgia Orienteering Advanced Training Camp
Four cadets on the Orienteering Team were sent to the Georgia Orienteering Advanced Training Camp at Hard Labor Creek Park in Rutledge, GA for the first time in North Cobb- Harrison NJROTC history. From June 2-7 John Huffman, Joseph Prinzi, Matheus Lago, and Ethan McKinster learned tips and tricks about orienteering and were able to improve their skills and come back with more knowledge to share with the Orienteering team. G.O.A.T Camp was a week that was mentally and physically straining. On their first day they had to run a 5k in 28 minutes or less and pass an Academic Test with an 80 or higher. Their practices consisted of rigorous courses, training exercises, and using maps that were blanked out only showing the contour lines and their control points. These maps are considered an equivalent to a red course, which is the highest course offered in orienteering. On their final day they had to run a designated orienteering course based on the platoon they were assigned due to their performance at camp. All cadets did amazingly. Matheus Lago finished in First place on the green course with a total of 83 minutes. Cadet Prinzi placed first on " Memory-O Course" and the "Follow John Course." Lastly cadet Huffman placed firston the "Postage Stamp Course." Although it was a challenging week they were able to socialize, acquire new skills, and knowledge. Way to make us proud cadets!
CADETS OF THE QUARTER
Congratulations to NS1 c/SN Anderson, Jaylen and NS3 c/ LCDR Groves, Makayla for being awarded as the Cadets of the Quarter for the third six weeks of the 2019 school year. These cadets have displayed superior military bearing, academic achievement, participation in community service events, conduct, and they have shown esprit de corps throughout these six weeks.
The New Generation!!!
The North Cobb-Harrison NS1's & 2's (1st & 2nd year) Cadets competed Saturday, 20 April at the Powder Springs NS1/2 Fun Meet. Hosted by McEachern High School, the newly trained drill cadets, led by upperclassman, weathered the rain and cold, to finish strong in the units last drill event for the season. Cadets participated in all events typically conducted at a regular sanctioned meet with the exception of Academic Testing, push ups/sit ups, and a Personnel Inspection. Such events were replaced by the "dizzy izzy", the "ammo can" relay, and the "sea bag" relay just to name a few. In spite of the weather, the cadets finished 2nd Overall placing 1st in Armed Basic, Armed Exhibition and Tug-o-war. Overall, the cadets had a great time.
Congratulations to this Year's Newly Selected
"National Technical Honor Society Inductees"
"National Technical Honor Society Inductees"
Company Commander Lands Scholarship
On April 9, 2019 c/CDR Jacob Chmelecki received the Colonel David Grant ROTC Scholarship at the KSU Continued Learning Center after writing a Biography about his citizenship and accomplishments. Cadet Chmelecki was selected for the scholarship, earning a check of $500! His biography was read aloud at the ceremony and touched many hearts. Congratulations Cadet Chmelecki, phenomenal job.
SUPERIOR PLUMBING DONATES $1000 TO THE NORTH COBB HARRISON DRILL TEAM
It's Official...The Drill Team Qualifies for Navy Nationals for a 2nd Year Straight, Making it a "Clean Sweep" on Every Team Competing on the National Level! Congratulations to All
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Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Academic Brain Brawlers Win Region/ State Championship
Pictured left to right: Team 1- Camilla Flores, Elly Powell, Elizabeth Magneson, Paul King, Jackson Fowler, Team 2- Jonathan Shepherd, Ben King, Miriam King, Ethan Williams, and Chase Cumming.
In a highly spirited academic competition held at Hillgrove High School, Saturday March 16, 2019, our academic brain brawl teams were highly successful. Sweeping the field of 23 other teams that participated, our 5 time consecutive National Champion team are NJROTC Area 12 Champions, again this year. Our second team, finishing 3rd, was just as decisive in their success and also qualify for NJROTC National Academic Brain Brawl Invitational Championship that will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University(ERAU), Daytona Beach, Fl campus on April 20, 2019.
Our level of success can be directly attributed to commitment to the team by all members and lots and lots of practice. Brain Brawl is similar to the popular TV show a Jeopardy, where instead of individuals competing, there are 4 teams of 5 students answering questions from history, math, science, current events, and the naval JROTC curriculum.
The Rifle Team Smashes the Competition at the Area 9 GHSA Regional Rifle Championship
The Drill Team Qualifies for "Navy Nationals" for the 2nd Straight Year. The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Drill Team competed Saturday, 2 March in Douglas, GA. for the Area-12 Championship. The competition was very stiff but the team was able to secure a spot at nationals by placing 3rd overall out of 16 high schools. Although the team did not finish as expected, being able to travel to Pensacola Florida in April to represent the Area definitely made up for it. The team was able to get a boost in overall placement thanks to the performance of our Academic Team, who placed 2nd overall, and our Athletics Team that placed 1st in the 8 by 220 relay. Cadets competed strong but know that the competition at nationals will be even stronger. Great job team and good luck at Navy Nationals!
Orienteering Team Places 13th at Navy Nationals in Santa Clarita, California
Cadets competing at this year's Navy National Orienteering Championship are listed. Standing from left to right Jacob Chmelecki, Matheus Lago, Francisco Combes (Team Commander), Paul King, Zachary Boyer, Ethan Fowler, Joseph Prinzi, and 1stSgt Mike Dickerson (NSI). Kneeling from left to right; Corey Tran, Rachel Mejias, Gisselle Miranda, and John Huffman.
The North Cobb-Harrison Orienteering Team competed in the Navy National Orienteering Championship 15 – 17 February 2019. The actual competition took place at the legendary Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park located in Agua Dulce, California, roughly thirty miles north of Los Angeles. The area has been used in the filming of dozens of movies and television productions to include Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and Holes, just to name a few. After a wet and rainy model course, provided by the Los Angles Orienteering Club on that Friday, competition officially began Saturday morning, kicking off a rigorous two day competition. Under crisp blue skies, the course however proved to be by far the most challenging course the team has ever faced. The team slipped and grinded their way through the most difficult, rocky, and mountainous terrain they had ever encountered. Sunday’s course greeted the runners with another clear and sunny start, but ended shortly after windy and rainy conditions moved in. After two days of competition, accompanied by a variety of mixed weather conditions, the team placed 13th overall out of 29 Navy JROTC units from all over the nation. During the second day of competition, team commander Cadet Francisco “Puffy” Combes, completed the Varsity course just under an hour at 54 minutes, making him the tenth best runner in the nation! He's pictured above with the NSI from Troy High, (host high school out of California) receiving a medal for his achievement. This is the first time the Orienteering team competed at the national level and they did so with pride and determination. So, congratulations team for qualifying and representing the unit at this year’s Navy Nationals Orienteering Championship. This has been a year they will never forget.
North Cobb–Harrison NJROTC Rifle Team Place THIRD at Navy Nationals
In a national championship air rifle match held at the
Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) range in Anniston, AL, held February 7 – 9,
2019, our state/region champion rifle teams finished 3rd and 7th
overall of 17 precision class teams from as far away as Anchorage Alaska. The Navy
national air rifle match is held each year in order to determine the Navy
champion team, and which precision and sporter class teams will represent Navy
at the All - Service JROTC Championship. Teams from all four services compete,
yes, Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force JROTC teams compete to determine the
overall service champion in each class. The top five precision class and top
seven sporter class teams from each service will compete at Anniston, AL,
Chandler, AZ, and Port Clinton, OH. Our North Cobb-Harrison team will compete
at Anniston, Al on March 21-23rd. Because we are a Navy JROTC
program, our 3rd place Navy national precision team is 1 of the 5
teams that will represent Navy at the Service National Championship. Please
congratulate our teams: Precision Team
1- Seraiah Owens, Isaac Hunker, Marcus Milani, and Jamica Samiling. Our
Precision Team 2- Miriam King, Lady Bacares, Jacob Boyden, and Ethan Rice.
Rifle Team is going to Navy Nationals!!!
Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Win State/Area-12 Air Rifle Championship
North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Win State/Area-12 Air Rifle Championship
Pictured left to Right: Precision A team – Jamaica Samiling Marcus Milani, Seraiah Owens, Isaac Hunker & Precision B team–Jacob Boyden, Lady Bacares, Ethan Rice, and Miriam King. Centered:1st Place Trophy, Top Gun-Traveling Trophy and 2nd Place Trophy.
North Cobb–Harrison NJROTC Precision Air rifle teams sweeps competition and wins Championship and Runner–up in air rifle competition held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at The Civilian Marksmanship firing range at Anniston Alabama. Firing in prone, standing, and kneeling positions, our teams built and maintained the lead throughout the match. Our Precision “A” team is ranked 2nd nationally among Navy JROTC rifle teams, and previously qualified for Navy JROTC Air Rifle Championship. With Saturdays’ win of 1st and 2nd place, our precision “B” team is also qualified for Navy National Air Rifle Championship match which will be held February 7 – 9, 2019 at Anniston, Alabama. "Bravo Zulu" Rifle Team. You really are TOP GUN!!!
Brain Brawl Team Picks Up Right Where They Left Off With a 1st Place Win at Eagles Landing Competition!!!
Brain Brawlers pose with the 1st Place trophy. Brawlers pictured from left to right; Cadets Elly Powell, Paul King, Jackson Fowler (Team Commander), Elizabeth Magneson, and Camila Flores.
The North Cobb Brain Brawl Team competed Saturday, 15 December at Eagles Landing High School and were in true form. The North Cobb BB Team, lead by Jackson Fowler, shredded the other competitors with a score of 230 points with the closes team trailing behind by 190 points; a runaway by an extremely talented North Cobb Team. The victory qualified the team to compete at the Area 12 Championship in April of 2019. Great Job Brain Brawl Team!
Orienteering Team Heading to Cali for Navy Nationals
The Precision 1 Rifle Team Qualifies For Navy Nationals
On Saturday, December 8th, the Rifle Team competed at the Jefferson Rifle Match in Anniston AL. The Precision 1 Team took First Overall for the match with honorable mentions by cadet Marcus Milani for high school shooter on the team. The Precision 1 Team is officially qualified for Navy Nationals! Bravo Zulu Rifle Team!
The Drill Team Places 2nd Overall!
The Drill Team participated in the MLK Drill Meet for the first time. The team placed 1st place in Personnel Inspection, Unarmed Exhibition, Color Guard, Unarmed Basic, Armed Exhibition, Armed Basic, Academics, 1st Overall for Drill and 2nd Overall Meet! The team is already qualified for the Area 12 Championship. Outstanding Job Drill Team.
~~First Place...The Rifle Team Does It Again!~~
Cadets Role Play During Cobb County Mass Casualty Exercise at Sun Trust Stadium
The North Cobb-Harrison cadets were used as role players at Sun Trust Park Tuesday, 6 November 2018. Cobb County Police, Sheriff’s Department, and Emergency Response teams simulated emergency situations at the stadium during their annual training. Some of the cadets were painted with make up to resemble injuries such as burns, lacerations, and gunshot wounds, and would be treated (notionally) during multiple scenarios. The cadets were able to be exposed to and participate in scenarios that could occur in real life. Their adrenaline was pumping and their hearts were racing. The cadets had an exciting experience. In addition, they were able to relax in two of the VIP box suits throughout the evening, giving way to a beautiful view of the New Atlanta Braves Stadium.
~Rifle Team Seals The Deal~
This past weekend the Rifle Team shot at the South Effingham Rifle Match in Guyton, GA. They placed First and Third overall sealing a spot for the precision team at the Area 12 Championship. With honorable mentions including Jamaica Samiling placing third overall, and Isaac Hunker placing second overall as an individual. Fantastic Job Rifle Team!
The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit Nearly Sweeps Luella Drill Meet
The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit Nearly Sweeps Luella Drill Meet
The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Drill Team placed 1st
Overall at their most recent drill meet, held at Luella High School, McDonough,
Georgia 20 October, 2018. Overcoming at times torrential down pour rain, the
team displayed a level of focus and determination, propelling them to record
winning results. Out of 12 high schools, the team placed 1st in 9 of 11 events;
a near sweep! The Drill Teams next sanctioned competition is scheduled for 8
December at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. The record breaking performance
automatically qualifies the drill team (lead by this year’s Commanding Officer,
Cadet Jacob Chmelecki), for the Area-12 Championship scheduled for 2 March 2019,
setting their sights again on the 2019 Navy Nationals with hopefully a
qualifying 1st place winning performance this year. This could be the year!
Unit Receives "Bravo Zulu" from Area Commander During 2018 Annual Military Inspection
On Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 the North Cobb- Harrison NJROTC conduct their Annual Military Inspection (AMI), the earlist ever in a school year. The inspector for this year was the Area 12 Manager, CDR Rustie Hibbard. The day began with a Personnel Inspection, followed by an Official Military Ceremony including a performance by the NCHS Symphony, a demonstration by the Armed Exhibition platoon and an Awards Presentation. In addition, areas of responsibilities were briefed by Staff and Officers, conveying their duties of their respective departments and teams. CDR Hibbard was extremely impressed with the units overall performance, earning them the covenant Naval term, "Bravo Zulu"; Job Well Done! A special Thank You to our Booster Club and Parents for all the help and support. We could not have been successful without you.
The Drill Team Starts Off Season Strong!
The New Brain Brawl Team Keeps its Tradition Starting Off the Season with an Impressive Victory at Stockbridge Competition
The New Brain Brawl team had the opportunity to sharpen their skills during their first competition Saturday, 8 September at Stockbridge High School. The team was victorious over 12 other Area 12 schools. North Cobb scored a total of 140 points during the final match with the closest school scoring only 75. Although this was not an official "Sanctioned" Brain Brawl Competition, the team was able to see what they had and what is to come in the upcoming season. Way to go Team!
WELCOME ABOARD PICNIC FULL OF FUN, SUN AND NEW FRIENDS
On Saturday, 18 September at Acworth Beach, new cadets and their parents attend our annual Welcome Aboard Picnic. This event was full of fun and mingling. NS1's and their parents had the chance to meet the NSI and SNSI, as well as meet the returning cadets. They enjoyed the beach, food, music and made new friendships. Thank you to those who made this event possible. A special Thank You to our Booster Club who made sure the event went spectacular. This unit looks forward to the rising cadets that will be the future of North Cobb- Harrison's NJROTC!
Community Service: Cadets are reminded that clothing worn to community service events must meet Cobb County School District Dress Code. Cadets are not permitted to wear shorts that are too tight or too short.
Push-ups: Cadets are NOT authorized to give push-ups as punishment to other cadets.
School Support and Community Service: We have 649 hours of community service, and 132.5 hours of school support. Last year we earned 2,185 hours of community service and 1,823 hours of school support. Make sure you do your part to support the unit in maintaining our distinguished unit status.
Shirt Stays: Shirt Stays are apart of the NJROTC Unifrom. When in uniform all male cadets must wear Shirt Stays.
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