SM North NJROTC team on its way to 11th consecutive national championship

SM North's award winning ROTC crew led the processional onto the field for graduation Wednesday.
SM North’s award winning ROTC crew led the processional onto the field for graduation in 2015.

For the 11th year in a row, the SM North NJROTC team will be heading to the national championships.

The SM North group captured its 10th consecutive Area 9 championship over the weekend in Lubbock, Texas, and will be headed to the Navy NJROTC National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championship, which this year will be held in Pensacola, Fla. April 1 and 2.

The team won first place in nine of the 11 events in Lubbock and captured second in the other two events, which were relays. That moved the Indians record to 54-3 on the season. They have not lost a competition in the 64-team Area 9 Region since 2006, going 187-0.