Top high school JROTC Color Guards compete in San Jacinto

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Air Force JROTC cadets participating in the San Jacinto High School Color Guard meet Saturday, Feb. 1, hear from “General Kim,” otherwise known as school district data management coordinator Kim LoVette as they arrive to sign up for the competition. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Elite high school varsity and junior varsity JROTC color guards from 16 Inland Valley high schools, one from Nevada and another from a middle school, gathered Saturday, Feb. 1, at San Jacinto High School to compete for best team trophies and prizes. It was all “spit and polish” from the young cadets, who were expected to perform with military color guard drills with precision. U.S. Army drill sergeants, led by retired Senior Master Sgt. Troy L. Loar, inspected the teams. If they were out of uniform, failed to react quickly to shouted orders or had a single button on their uniforms out of place, the cadets lost valuable points in the competition. The tough regulation competition was coordinated and judged by the San Jacinto High School varsity Air Force JROTC officers and SJUSD da
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