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Schools compete in ROTC competition

Tifton- Twenty five ROTC programs from Southwest Georgia and Florida met at Tift County High School to compete in the Air force Southeastern Regional Drill Championships.

ROTC students in grades nine through twelve competed in regulation and exhibition drills as well as armed exhibition. Senior Master Sergeant Darrell Purvis says, the competition is designed to show off skills learned in the program including marching, drills, and more.

"The air force has a big focus on academics, learning about flight and space characteristic, history and so do the other branches in their own particular way," said Purvis.

Over a thousand students participated in the event and trophies were handed out at the end of the competition to the winners.

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