During spring break, the Civil Air Patrol Sheldon Cadet Squadron competed in the Texas Wing Drill Team and Color Guard Competition located in Bastrop, Texas. While at the competition both teams had to compete in seven academic, physical fitness and marching events.
The Sheldon Cadet Squadron Drill Team earned 1st place honors in the in-ranks inspection, innovative drill, volleyball tournament and panel quiz. The innovative drill routine is compromised of different standard drill movements that the cadets developed. The four minute routine is performed from memory without any verbal commands. The Sheldon Cadet Squadron Drill Team went on to place 2nd in the standard drill event, mile run, and written exam. Also receiving individual awards for their efforts were Cadet Monica Salazar who received the Fleet Foot Female award for her 7:05 mile run time and Cadet Juan Coronado who received the Fleet Foot Male award for his 5:45 mile run time. The team finished the competition with a 1st place overall championship and the spot to represent Texas at the Southwest Region Competition to be held April 1-3, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.
The Sheldon Cadet Squadron Color Guard took 1st place in the mile run, in-ranks uniform inspection, outdoor colors presentation, and indoor colors presentation. The indoor colors presentation involved the four competing members presenting the flags in an indoor mock ceremony. The outdoor colors presentation had the team formally raise, lower and fold the flags at the Camp Swift Headquarters building. The Color Guard also took 2nd place in standard drill and 3rd in panel bowl quiz and written exam. Also receiving an individual award for her efforts was Cadet Sally Miramontes who received the Fleet Foot Female award for her 7:08 mile run time. The Color Guard tied for first after all seven events. However, the team ended up losing the tie breaker giving them 2nd place overall.
The members of the Sheldon Cadet Squadron Drill team consists of C.E. King High School cadets Joshua Phillips ( Drill Team Commander) , Yeymy Chicas , Juan Coronado , Anthony Galeano , Jorge Galvan , Katrina Girod , Arianna Gonzalez , Tamara Jones , Daiquon Lucas , Christianjaye Pena , Luis Ramirez , Chrisabel Rocha , Monica Salazar, North Shore High School Cadet Tristan Edwards and Null Middle School Cadet Leo Elizondo. The Color Guard members include King Middle School cadets Lewis Yarbrough (Team Commander), Isabel Luna, Sally Miramontes, Carmen Luna, and King High School cadet Sabrina Pena. These cadets have been thru months of practicing and have sacrificed so much to be a part of this great organization. The Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol and the Sheldon ISD could not be more proud of them!
Submitted by 2Lt Basgil