February 15, 2016
The Granbury Marine Corps JROTC
precision teams competed in the JROTC Service Championships on February 12-24,
2016, in Anniston, Alabama. One squad placed
second and received a bid to the national-level contest featuring the best
JROTC units from all service branches.
Representing Granbury High School were
cadets Cody Bogle, Trinity Hathaway, Freeman Hawker, Chris Hitshew, Kayla
Hitshew, Grant Kinser, Kate Lambert, Tyler Morrissette, Jakob Rankin, and
Bogle won gold and set a national
record in the kneeling position during individual competition, which also
featured Kayla Hitshew and Lambert as finalists. The trio plus Hawker formed the second-place
team, which received a bid to shoot against the best JROTC units in the nation March
17-19 back in Alabama.
“The cadets shot great over the
two-day competition,” said Lt. Col. Scott Casey, the Senior Marine
Instructor. “All ten shooters shot a
personal best on the national stage.”
A second team composed of Hathaway,
Chris Hitshew, Morrissette, and Plecity placed sixth in the competition. Rankin was an individual contestant in the
precision class, while Kinser competed in the sporter category.
“Getting a bid to nationals at Camp
Perry is the highest level you can achieve,” Casey commented. “This is a remarkable accomplishment for the
Granbury program, which competed at national level for the first time last
Pictured are (left to right):
- Top: back – Col. Scott Casey,
Freeman Hawker; front – Kayla Hitshew, Cody Bogle, Kate Lambert.
- Middle: Kate Lambert, Kayla Hitshew, Grant Kinser, Tyler Morrissette, Chris Hitshew, Freeman Hawker, Cody Bogle, Jakob Rankin, Trinity Hathaway, Elizabeth Plecity
- Bottom: Shooting range
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