Recently, cadets from McDowell High NJROTC competed in a field meet at Newton-Conover High School.

The competition consisted of 12 athletic events including push-ups, sit-ups, sea bag relay, Marine Corp conditioning course, orienteering and an academic test. Twenty-seven cadets from McDowell attended to compete against cadets from 17 area schools.

McDowell placed first in the academic competition and second in the orienteering competition. During individual drills, cadets Victoria Thomas, Christopher Banks, and Haevynn Wedel placed fourth, fifth, and sixth place. Cadet Hunter Clark placed first in sit-ups.

“The field meet was a fun bonding experience; everyone enjoyed the competition,” Cadet Dylan Watring said. “It was a good introduction for the new cadets.”

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