The Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees gave special recognition to the 2017 Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) National Champions from The Woodlands College Park High School at their meeting Tuesday night.
On April 22, 2017, The Woodlands College Park High School’s Marine Corps JROTC participated in the inaugural Marine Corps JROTC National Championship in Irving, Texas. Of the 256 eligible schools nationwide, the team was one of 15 who qualified to compete for the championship.
The following results combined for the awarding of the overall National Champion title:
- 1st Place and National Champions – Academics
- 1st Place and National Champions – Unarmed Drill Regulation
- 2nd Place – Armed Drill Regulation
- 3rd Place – Color Guard
Special Awards received include:
- Best Unarmed Drill Commander – Carola Murguia
- Best Color Guard Commander – Tjaden Stanosheck
A total of 39 students participated in the championship. They are Alan Andhavarapu, Michael Beadle, Roger Bennett, Emily Bratton, Corbin Bubb, Ken Bundy, Alec Bushong, Meleah Caron, Rheanna Caron, Devin Clifton, Jose Conde, Paul Curcio, Ryan Dejournet, Manny Figueredo, John Gill, Richard Hairgrove, Ashlyn Hendryx, Ethan Hernandez, Kenneth Kikuchi, Ashlynn Krigbaum, Braedon Leshe, Jesus Lopez, William Lynch, Cristina Morilla, Carola Murguia, Jaylyn Myles, Jessica Ojendiz, Vanessa Ortiz, Jaden Peterson, Stacey Peuplie, Desiree Rigoli, Brianna Robohn, Cooper Snyder, Tjaden Stanosheck, Clayton Stewart, Zakary Villarreal, Nicholas Watson, Cole Wells, and Mykela Williams.
Regional Director of the Marine Corps JROTC Lt. Col. Stroman shared, “Across the nation, we have 265 Marine Corps Junior ROTC programs with over 40,000 young men and women that are participating in them. In the State of Texas, we have 40 schools that carry the Marine Corps JROTC brand. You all have some really great young men and women in your school district. You all should be really proud of them.”
The Woodlands College Park High School Principal Dr. Mark Murrell and instructors Maj. Cody Stewart and Sgt. Maj. Christopher Combs were also in attendance for the recognition.