In October, the Huntington Highlander JROTC Lady Raiders became the first ever female raider team to be crowned state champions in a female division, and first raider team from Huntington High School to become state champions.
In November, the Huntington High School Highlander JROTC also competed for the second time at the U.S. Army JROTC Raider National Championship. The competition is athletic and the events take place outdoors and consist of individual strength tests such as push-ups, a tire-drag, an obstacle course, distance team running events, first aid events and some form of rope bridge construction and crossing.
This team of 18 Highlander cadets earned two-fourth place trophies at the National Raider Championship and a Sixth place finish overall in the nation, making the team the first Highlander Raider team to ever place at the national level.
Arianna Carrol was named the overall female state champion in the individual competition, earning the title of Ultimate Raider. This is the third consecutive title for Arianna.
Lady Raider Team Members:
Ariana Carroll, Kiera Figures, Athena Kitchen, Katherine Klover, Chloe Masey, Amelia Neff, Lilian Sadler, Meranda Samples, and Kayleigh Woods.
Gentlemen Raider Members:
Chase Day, Tristan Gollihue, Nathan Kozar, Brandon Lyons, Christian Mers, Liam Palmer, Deacon Palmer, Zayne Robers, Noah Rodriguez, Brier Smith, Jason Courts