Del Norte AFJROTC Performs Well at 2019 Duke City Drill Meet

Photo of DNHS AFJROTC 2019 Duke City Meet Awards

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Del Norte High School AFJROTC hosted its 22nd Annual Duke City Drill Meet. In addition, the Bill Barker marksmanship portion of the competition was conducted on Friday November 15th, 2019 at West Mesa High School. At the event Jr-ROTC students from schools all throughout the state where judged and scored based on their performances. At the end of the competition, the top performing units were awarded trophies and top performing individuals received metals.

Multiple DNHS Jr-ROTC units won trophies and individual awards over other high school schools in their 4A division.

Individual Awards

1st Overall in the Sporter Class: Ethan Opitz
1st Prone Sporter Class: Alondra Lugo
3rd Prone Sporter Class: Natalie McKenney
3rd Standing Sporter Class: Ethan Opitz

Girls PT:
1st Flex Arm Hang: Veronica Bearup
3rd Half Mile Run: Veronica Bearup
2nd Crunches: Marissa Alarcon
3rd Crunches: Marilyn Puebla

Boys PT:
1st Crunches: James Norman
2nd Half Mile Run: Brian Howe

Team Awards

Armed Drill (Reg) – 2nd Place
Armed Drill (Exb) – 3rd Place
Armed Drill (Combo) – 3rd Place

Unarmed Drill (Exb) – 2nd Place
Unarmed Drill (Combo) – 3rd Place

Color Guard (Male/Mixed) – 1st Place
Color Guard (Female/Mixed) – 3rd Place

Male Fitness – 2nd Place
Female Fitness – 2nd Place

Unit Inspection – 3rd Place

Precision Marksmanship Team – 1st Place
Sporter Marksmanship Team – 1st Place

The Duke City Drill Meet competition was just one of the many events the DNHS AFJr-ROTC program participates in throughout the year. If you have any questions in regards to Del Norte’s JrROTC program email, please email Michael F. Lamb, Col, USAF (ret) at

Photo of DNHS AFJROTC 2019 Marksmanship Team
DNHS AFJROTC 2019 Marksmanship Team