Welcome to the Cary High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). Our unit has been in existence since the fall of 1996, and we have a proud history of service, tradition, and achievement of which we are extremely proud.
The Cary High NJROTC unit competed at the Area Six Regional Championship Meet on Feb. 22nd and 23rd. They earned a First Place finish in the Academic competition, two Second Place finishes in Regulation and Exhibition Drill events and one Third place finish in a Physical Fitness event. Their collective performance earned the unit 4th Place in the Overall Regional Championship.
The Cary High NJROTC unit recently competed in a nationwide academic competition, the Rebel Challenge Academic Postal. Cary High teams swept First and Second place in the Varsity Division against 43 teams from across the country. Cary cadets earned seven of the top ten individual scores among 215 competitors!! Congratulations to Brian Schmid, Will Mooring, Layton LaCorte, Austin Cobb, Brendan Kearns, Sam Coleman, and Charlene Clanton!! The Cary Freshman team also earned 2nd place in their division in competition against 24 teams from across the country. Congratulations to James Sauls, Justin Morey, Gabe Godwin, Alex Hill, and Zach Spendley!
February 9th, Cary's JROTC academic and marksmanship teams recently took a long bus ride to the foothills of our state to compete in a 20-school competition for academics and marksmanship in Lincolnton, North Carolina. The academic team of Brandon Carpenter, Brenden Kearns and Layton LaCorte finished a respectable 4th, a vast improvement from last year's showing at the event. Cary's marksmanship team performed the best they have all year and finished as first place champions of the meet for the second year in a row. In fact Cary cadets Dustin Marquez, Will Mooring and Dana Truong swept the top three spots of 80 individual competitors. Sophomore Daniel Wilson led the marksmanship JV team. Well Done cadets!! Cary's Marksmanship Team won the NJROTC Qualifying Regional held in Burlington, defeating Western Alamance, Southeast Guilford, Union Pines, Page and Providence High Schools. Individually, Cary boasted the top three finishers among 35 competitors, with Dustin Marquez capturing first place honors and Dana Truong edging out her sister Vivian Troung for second place. Cary now qualifies to compete in the North and South Carolina Area Championship to be held in Columbia in February.
The Cary High Navy JROTC unit competed at the Myrtle Beach High School Drill and Academic Meet on Dec. 1st. They took 1st Place in Academics with Brian Schmid and Austin Cobb tying for 2nd place in individual academic scoring. In the Drill competition the team took 1st place in two team events and 2nd place in one team event. Brian Schmid and Layton LaCorte earned 2nd place in individual events and Kevin Dai earned 1st place in an individual event. The Cary High NJROTC finished 3rd against 16 schools from North and South Carolina.
The Cary High Navy JROTC unit competed in a Drill and Academic competition against 13 schools at Cape Fear High School on Saturday, Nov. 17th. They earned 1st & 2nd Place in Academics and in Drill events they earned four 1st place, one 2nd place, and three 3rd place trophies. The team won 1st Place Overall for the competition.
The Cary High School Navy JROTC Unit competed at the Southeast Guilford High School Drill, Academic & Athletic Meet on Oct 20th. They earned 1st Place in two events, 2nd Place in three events, and 3rd place in two events. They finished the competition in 1st place for Overall Academics, 2nd place in Overall Drill and 3rd place for the Overall Competition.
The Cary High School Navy JROTC unit competed at the Gray's Creek Drill and Field Meet on Oct 13th. They earned 1st place in two events, 2nd place in three events, and 3rd place in one event. They finished the competition with a 4th place in the Field competition, 2nd place in the Drill competition and 2nd Place overall out of 14 schools in competition.