NJROTC drill meet, robotics competition feature SM North, SM East teams

The SM North NJROTC team performs Saturday in armed regulation drill.
The SM North NJROTC team performs Saturday in armed regulation drill.

Two major competitions this weekend saw SM East and SM North students participating in annual meets. Both robotics and NJROTC drill teams from the schools were in action over the weekend.

At a Springfield, Mo., area meet, the SM North NJROTC team captured the overall title in the Springfield Inter-Service Drill and Athletic Championship meet at Willard High School. The Indians captured the athletics title with several firsts and also had second in armed regulation drill, color guard, unarmed regulation drill and unarmed exhibition drill and fourth in armed exhibition drill.

The combined SM East and SM West team placed third overall and had a second in armed exhibition drill and third place finishes in unarmed regulation drill and athletics.

The SM East robotics team also competed in the “Cow Town Throw Down” at Lee’s Summit High School. The Throw Down is an annual fall meet that draws teams from across the Midwest to pit their robots against each other in several rounds of team competition.

The combined SM East and SM West color guard team competing.
The combined SM East and SM West color guard team competing.
The Cow Town Throw Down required the robots to shoot a ball through a goal while competing against another team.
The Cow Town Throw Down required the robots to shoot a ball through a goal while competing against another team.