Bixby MCJROTC Earns Top Honors at State Drill Championship
| 10th Marine Regiment | April 14, 2017
BIXBY — The instructor of a group of Marine Corps Junior ROTC cadets knows how many hours of hard work and effort his students put into the program.
So it didn’t come as a complete shock when the Bixby High School team won the first-ever overall state drills championship in Oklahoma City last Saturday.
“I know how my cadets perform and I know the dedication, time and effort they put into it, so we always go into a competition expecting to do very well,” said Drew Pate, instructor of the school’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill team.
“I was a little surprised that we won first place in so many events — and of course the overall state championship — but at the end of the day, I went into it knowing that they could pull it off if they did everything they’ve worked for and how they’ve practiced it,” Pate said.