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Apex Cadet Squadron Places Second in National Competition

Apex Drill Team at National Competition
Apex Drill Team: Front row L-R: C/Col Olivia Barrow, C/CMSgt Chris Pitillo, C/TSgt Dominic Deshaies, C/Col Kali Fletcher, C/2d Lt Andrew Bills, C/Col Ryan Strug, C/SSgt Matthew Ahlers Second Row L-R: C/Capt Joshua Cuany, C/TSgt John Crandall, C/SrA Philip Ahlers, C/SSgt Logan Strug, C/2d Lt Peter Barrow, C/2d Lt Justin Strug, C/Lt Col Peter Barnes
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C/Col Barrow Takes 1st Place in Written Test.

The Apex Cadet Squadron representing the Middle East Region placed second in the Civil Air Patrol’s National Cadet Competition held July 10-12, 2009 in McMinnville, OR.  This is the fourth year in a row the squadron has competed at the National level in either drill team or color guard competition.

The competition consists of seven events, which tests the cadets both physically and academically.  The events incorporate all aspects of the Cadet Program and include Inspection, Standard and Innovative Drill, Panel Quiz, Written Test, Volleyball, and Mile Run.  The team placed first in Panel Quiz and Innovative Drill and second in Volleyball, Mile Run, and Written Test.  C/Col Olivia Barrow received the award for the highest written test for the entire competition—the third year for her.  We are extremely proud of all the cadets’ accomplishments.