By Christopher Thomas
On Saturday, April 16, the HSHS JROTC Rifle Team hosted the southern district New Mexico Air Rifle State Championship at Hot Springs High School. The northern district competition was held in Albuquerque on the same day. Four teams competed at HSHS this weekend. Among those teams were Oñate High School, Mayfield High School (both from Las Cruces), Gadsden High School, and Hot Springs High School.
The cadets representing HSHS JROTC were Christopher Thomas, Gregory Apodaca, Antonia Vargas, Caleb Young, and Kenny O’Brien.
All of the Tiger Battalion Rifle Team members competed in the Final competition and represented our program well. Our two seniors, Christopher Thomas and Gregory Apodaca, will graduate this year, so we will have a couple of spots to fill on the team. We encourage the youth to come out and ‘give it a shot’!
Although this was the last competition of this season, we have been very successful this year and thank you for all of your support! This program would not be able to maintain the high standards we hold without the large amount of support we receive from the community.
Watch out for your Hot Springs Tiger Battalion Rifle team next season!