LELAND — The Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy competed Saturday at the North Brunswick High School JROTC tri-meet and fared well.
The Academy’s Raiders and their Drill Team, the John L. Foye Rifle’s, competed against teams from all over North Carolina and Georgia — the Raiders competed against 20 other teams from North Carolina; the John L. Foye Rifles competed in drill against 16 other teams from North Carolina and Georgia.
The Rifles took third place in Exhibition Squad Armed commanded by C/CSM Stanari Ballard; third place in Exhibition Duet, which consisted of C/SSG Elijah Hayes and C/PFC Nigel Willis; second place in Armed Inspection, commanded by C/1LT Iyanna McAllister; second place in Exhibition Platoon Unarmed; first place in Exhibition Platoon Armed, commanded by C/CSM Stanari Ballard; and first place Armed Squad Regulation, commanded by C/SGT Maria Baza.
The team earned a second place overall trophy for the meet, finishing just behind past national champion Oak Ridge Military Academy. This was the drill team’s first overall trophy.
Raider team Advisor SFC Kellam praised his team for making steady improvement and getting better each week.