HOUSTON - Feb. 27, 2013 - The Spring High School Navy JROTC Regiment participated and placed in two state competitions Feb. 23 - the Navy JROTC Brain Brawl Final in Georgetown and State Drill Meet at Rice University.
The Spring High Navy JROTC academic team was the first in the state to qualify for the new Brain Brawl competition, which requires the four-member team to include representatives from grades nine through 12. The team placed third in the new state competition format. Team members are Cadets Anthony Jesel, senior, Mitchell Heard, junior, James Sharp, sophomore, and Blake Butschek.
In addition, the academic team placed third at the State Drill Meet at Rice at the same time that four of their teammates were competing at Georgetown. Lindsey Molinar placed first and D'Mitre Baldwin and Gianni Sepulveda tied for second place in the academic competition. Members of the Rice Academic Team are Lindsey Molinar, D'Mitre Baldwin, Gianni Sepulveda, Joseph Helton, My Do, Kayla Birch, Jamil Torres, Amaan Khan, Isaac Banani and Ashley Murphy.
Cadets who placed at the Rice meet in the Physical Training competition are Ashley Gutierrez, first place in female push-ups, and Sofia Acosta, first place in female sit-ups.