The Smithfield High School Army JROTC Rifle Team wrapped up their season this past week with their final competition of the year. The results from this year’s 10 marksmen were outstanding. Led by Team Captain Holly West and Assistant Captain Diamond Whitehead, the team finished 19th in the 4th Brigade area, which includes, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The team was the top Army JROTC Rifle Team in Virginia. This year they entered a postal competition in Topeka, KS and placed 5th out of 42 schools from around the country and were again the highest ranked Army JROTC school in the competition. They also placed 2nd in the Virgina Rifle League while continuing their dominance as the top Army JROTC school in the league. Only one of the marksmen is a senior this year, so the team should be even stronger next year. Due to substantial grants of almost $10,000 worth of equipment over the past three years from the National Rifle Association, the team is now equipped to expand the range in the JROTC Fieldhouse to 16 lane. The expansion will enable the team to increase membership during the 2021-2022 school year. Congratulations to the SHS Army JROTC Rifle Team for another great performance in only their 2nd season.
The SHS Army JROTC Rifle Team holds their 4th Brigade banner placing first in Virginia. Pictured are back row r-l Alex Ramirez, Brandon Zakaras, Andrew Ferguson, Connor Havron, Colton Stalls; Front row L-R Caroline Lewton, Holly West, Diamond Whitehead, Chloe Thompson, (not pictured) Justice Mastin.