It was the first Drill meet of the 2019 school year for the JROTC Cardinal Color Guard and Drill
Team Cadets as they traveled to the University Of Kentucky on February 16th to compete in the annual
UK Pershing Rifles Drill meet. This was the first time in over six years that the Wayne County Cadets had
entered the UK meet and it turned out to be a successful competition for the two teams who were
Competing against Madison Central in the Exhibition Drill category, the Wayne County team
earned a first place finish for their routine.
“It was very exciting for our team to win,” said Cadet Private Sierra Stapleton. This comment
was also echoed by Cadets, Private Zach Matthews, Cadet Private Vincent Lyons and their commander
Cadet First Sergeant Elijah Daffron. Congratulations to the team and the outstanding cadets who
Also competing at the meet were the two JROTC Color Guard teams who performed very well in
their category. The senior team with Cadets Private Maggie Dishman, Private Second Class Hallie Pyles,
Cadet Captain Dylan Powell and team commander Cadet Captain Tyler Lovett finished the competition
with a second place finish.
“It wasn’t our best performance,” said Cadet Captain Lovett but we will take the second place
finish and just get better from our experience.
The Color Guard team with Cadets Private Clayton Campbell, Cadet Bryant Jones, Cadet Aaron
Hancock and team commander Cadet Private Harley Huckabee did not finish in trophy contention but
performed very well in their first competition of the year.
Congratulations to the Wayne County Cardinal Cadets. “MEGA HOOAH to you all,” concluded
1SG George Snyder.
(L-R) Cadets Private Clayton Campbell holding Unit Flag, Cadet Private Second Class Sierra Stapleton, Cadet
Private Second class Vincent Lyons, Cadet First Sergeant Elijah Decker, Cadet Private Second Class
Maggie Dishman, Cadet Private Zachariah Matthews, Cadet Captain Tyler Lovett, Cadet Private Aaron
Hancock, Cadet Private Harley Huckabee, Cadet Private Bryant Jones, Cadet Captain Savannah Harmon
Drill Team Members
(L-R) Cadet Private Second Class Sierra Stapleton, Cadet First Sergeant Elijah Decker, Cadet Private Second Class Vincent Lyons, Cadet Private Zachariah Matthews
Cadets Standing with Trophy for Second Place Color Guard
(L-R) Cadet Captain Tyler Lovett, Cadet Private Second Class Maggie Dishman
Cadet Captain Dylan Powell
Cadet Private First Class Hallie Pyles
Cadets Preparing for Color Guard Routine
(L-R) Cadet Private Second Class Clayton Campbell, Cadet Private Harley Huckabee, Cadet Private Bryant Jones, Cadet Private Aaron Hancock