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Airport High's JROTC Drill Team takes top spot in 4th Brigade Best of Best Championship

West Columbia, SC - Airport High School’s Army JROTC drill team brought home another top honor this past weekend, finishing first overall in the 4th Brigade Best of the Best Drill Team Championship.

It's a title the Golden Talon team has held since 2014.

Airport’s team competed against top Army JROTC drill teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C. at the event, held in Hickory, N.C.

In addition to the first place overall, the team placed in several other events, including:

1st place, platoon regulation unarmed, platoon inspection armed, regulation drill overall

2nd place, platoon exhibition armed, solo exhibition armed, platoon regulation armed

3rd place, duet exhibition armed, exhibition drill overall

5th place, color guard, platoon exhibition unarmed

The Golden Talon team has received numerous other state, regional and national honors. Last year, the team finished second in the nation at the National High School Drill Team Championship.

Airport's Golden Talon drill team, with trophies from the competition.

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