Tiger Battalion wins area for 10th-straight year


The Tiger Battalion is still on top. For the 10th consecutive year, the Fayette County High Army JROTC drill team won their area championship.

In addition to the overall title, the Tigers also won 1st place in eight separate drills: Color Guard, Unarmed Platoon, Armed Platoon, Armed Squad, Unarmed Squad, Female Color Guard, Female Armed Squad, and Female Unarmed Squad.

The FCHS Army JROTC Tiger Battalion is commanded by senior and Drill Captain Kayce Davis, senior Grace Picklesimer, junior and Drill Captain Joshua Achiu, and Junior Briyana Wheeler.

Drill team members are Morgan Wucher, Manny Jones, Janelle Valencia, Mitch Howard, Machaia Gross, Saige Cordero, Emma Garcia, Vishal Nag Chowdhuri, Jaretzi Valencia, Myles Shavers, Xavier Dawson, Ronnell Rolf, Lenyaw Colemore, Kamren Madison, Dominic Durant, and Morgan Griffin.

The squad is under the direction of First Sergeant Anthony Bell, Sr.

“I’m very proud to be the coach of these Resilient Tigers,” he said. “The work they put in day-to-day proves that nothing is given, everything is earned.”

— Provided by the Fayette County School System.