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NC Wing Captures First Place at Middle East Region Cadet Competition

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Col. Larry Ragland poses with the NC Wing Color Guard Team (click image to view full size)
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2 NC cadet squadrons capture first place

4/10/2014––On the last weekend in March, the Middle East Region held its annual Cadet Competition. There were five Color Guard and four Drill Teams competing. The North Carolina Wing took home many honors including overall first place in the color Guard competition, and second place in the Drill competition.

The individual first place results of the Color Guard Competition were:

*Standard Drill: North Carolina Wing

*Indoor Practical: North Carolina Wing

*Outdoor Practical: North Carolina Wing

*Inspection: National Capital Wing

*Written Exam: National Capital Wing

High Score: Miguel Saunders National Capital Wing 66

*Mile Run: North Carolina

Male Fleet Foot Award: Tie: James Browning and William Smith North Carolina Wing 5:20

Female Fleet Foot Award : Deannah Bennett Virginia Wing 9:26

*Panel Quiz: Maryland Wing

The first place results of the Drill Team Competition were:

*Standard Drill: Maryland Wing

*Innovative Drill: North Carolina Wing

*Inspection: Tie: National Capital Wing and North Carolina Wing

*Written Exam: National Capital Wing High Score: Nicholas Johnson National Capital Wing 72

*Mile Run: North Carolina Wing

*Volleyball: Tie: North Carolina Wing and Virginia Wing

*Panel Quiz: Virginia Wing.

Lt. Col Phillis Griffin, MER cadet competition project officer, released the following statement after the competition: "I want to thank all the competitors for a great competition this year. We tried a couple of new things this year because there will not be a national competition. I hope everyone had a great time and will be getting ready for next years competition."

CCol. Larry Ragland, MER Commander, was on hand during the competition and was able to spend a few minutes with each of the winning teams at the awards ceremonies.

Col. David Crawford,NC Wing Commander, when notified of their victory offered, "These young men and women have worked very hard over the last year, and their efforts have paid off. I couldn't be more proud of their accomplishments this weekend."