The Gainesville High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps took first place overall its first drill meet held in October in Stockbridge.
Sixteen schools and total of 650 cadets from across Georgia participated in the event, which qualified Gainesville’s team for the March 4 state championships.
In addition to first place overall, the Gainesville High team took second in academics, sit-ups, push-ups, overall drill, armed exhibition and overall athletics; third in unarmed basic, unarmed exhibition and personnel inspection; and fourth place in color guard.
Individual first-place finishers were Luz Acosta in academic test and Keren Garcia in female sit-ups.
Others who placed included Tyra Newton, Khoi Vu, Tyler Truong, Fernando De La Vega and Atzyri Ramirez.