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After two years of pandemic-related cancellations and restrictions a sense of normalcy returned to Daytona Beach, Fla. this past week.

Over 1,500 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) students met April 14-16 for the 2022 JROTC National Drill and Fitness Championships. The event featured the best high school JROTC teams from across the nation demonstrating their teamwork, concentration, and “hooah” in Drill and Ceremony as well as fitness.

“This is the big Army Nationals Competition, as well as the United States Nationals High School Competition–it’s a competition of drill teams from across the nation,” Grant Estes, a senior from Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas, said. “Each brigade has their own competition that they put on within their home states. We’re 5th Brigade, so the top five teams from each brigade qualified for U.S. Army Nationals and those teams are invited by the Army.”