The Evans High School JROTC team poses with the trophies they won during the Army JROTC Area Four Championships. Teams from all across the CSRA and northeast Georgia gathered at Evans High School on March 12 for the event. Teams from Evans, Lakeside, Harlem, Greenbrier, Academy of Richmond County, Lucy Laney, Hephzibah, Elbert County, Cedar Shoals and GMC competed for team and individual trophies in various categories. Columbia County schools took home their share of trophies with Evans High taking first place in Male Platoon Standard, Male Platoon Exhibition, Male Color Guard and Female Platoon Standard. Lakeside took first in Squad Exhibition and Female Color Guard. Harlem took second place in Male Squad Standard and Greenbrier took third in Male Standard Drill.
Army Reserve Pvt. Paul W. Park has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Park is the son of Jeff Park, of Martinez. Park is a 2004 graduate of Harlem High School.
Robert H. Woods Jr. has been selected for promotion to brigadier general in the Army. Woods is the son of Anne Ristine, of Martinez, and the late Robert H. Woods Sr., and stepson of Don Ristine and Pat Woods.
ROTC scholarship recipient
Jason Barnett has been awarded a four-year Army ROTC scholarship for the University of Alaska. The scholarship is worth more than $65,000. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Barnett, of Evans.
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