Airport's JROTC drill team places third in nation

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Airport High School’s Army JROTC drill team brought home another top honor this past weekend, finishing third overall in the nation at the National High School Drill Team Championship.

The Golden Talon drill team was among a field of 92 of the nation’s best JROTC teams from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard military branches May 3-5 in Daytona Beach, Florida.


In addition to the overall third place finish, the team placed in several individual events. Other finishes:

2nd Place: Commander’s Trophy

2nd Place: Platoon Inspection w/Arms

4th Place: Platoon Regulations w/Arms

4th Place: Color Guard

4th Place: Squad Exhibition w/Arms

4th Place: Platoon Exhibition w/Arms

CSM Harry Ferguson is the Airport drill team’s coach and adviser.