OUR GEORGIA STORY
By: the East Valley Red Devil Battalion
On the morning of 31st of October at 3:00 AM, the JROTC PT Raider team departed for the National Raider Championships. Sixteen of us set out on a mission to make our school and our battalion proud. After a bus ride to Seattle, hours of waiting in line, and a 4-hour flight out of the SeaTac airport, we finally arrived in Atlanta Georgia.
Competition began that Saturday morning at 8:30 eastern standard time. Leading the events was a 5-kilometer team run, which we completed in 27 minutes and 3 seconds. Followed by this was our second event, the Cross Country Rescue (CCR), a course that was over 1.5 miles long and consisted of an 8-foot wall, a low crawl mud pit, 36-inch diameter tunnel, two 42-inch high obstacles, and a 10-yard low crawl pit. We completed the CCR in 15 minutes and 38 seconds. The Raider Gauntlet was the third event on our list. This course was approximately two miles long, with one mile uphill in Georgia clay to a turnaround point with judges, and six 50-pound rucksacks that had to be carried throughout the entire event. We ran through this event with a time of 24 minutes and 51 seconds. Our fourth event was the One Rope Bridge. Using a set specific knots and Swiss seat harnesses, we crossed a distance of 85 feet from one end of a riverbed to the other. It was required for everyone to cross to the other side, rope and all, for a final time of 4 minutes and 28 seconds. The last event of our first competition day was the Physical Team Test (PTT), an event with various obstacles designed to test a team’s physical strength and stamina. This event was completed in a time of 3 minutes and 35 seconds. On the following Sunday was the final event of the entire competition, the Ultimate Raider, where one male and one female from each team compete for the individual championship title. The cadets chosen from our team were Cadet Major Erik Rollin and Cadet Second Lieutenant Payton Shinpaugh.
After the Ultimate Raider, the places for each of the events were announced and trophies presented at an awards ceremony. The Red Devil PT Raiders won a 4thplace trophy for their finish in the 5K Team Run, and took 5thplace in the overall category. Proudly, with our trophy in hand to be displayed as we walked through the airport, we traveled home knowing that our mission had been a success: We had indeed brought pride to The Red Devil Battalion and East Valley High School.
DRESS CODE REMINDER!
With the new school year fast approaching, it is time once again to remind students that there is a dress code at EVHS and it needs to be followed. As fashion changes, there are a few things that need further clarification in our dress code that is in the student handbook students will receive the first week of school –this is not the entire dress code, but parts that are important. It is our hope that the information below will help you and your shop so your student dresses appropriately for the educational environment.
ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR ID BADGE WHILE AT SCHOOL!
v Short pants (shorts)– inseam measurement must be at least 5 inches. (Inseam is the measurement from the crotch seam of the garment to the end of the leg fabric on the inside of the leg.) No holes/rips/or tears. Running shorts are not acceptable.
v Jeans/pants– if the jeans/pants have holes/rips/tears in them, the holes/rips/tearsmay not be higherthan mid thigh.
v Dresses/skirts– Dressesmustmeet the same requirements for tops and the length of a skirt or a dress must be one inch below the tips of the fingers when arms are relaxed at your side.
v Tops– Excessively revealing tops (those that exposeanyamountof cleavage), exposed underwear (bras/camisoles), tube tops, halter tops, off the shoulder tops, tops that expose the midriff or back, sheer or see through clothing are not allowed. The width of straps on the shoulder of a top must be at least 2 finger widths wide. Racer back tops with at least 7 inches of coverage in the back and no straps showing are allowed.
v Pants– No holes in pants or shorts between mid thigh and waist. No undergarments are to be showing.
v Shirts– No muscle shirts or tank tops that are cut low under the arm are allowed.
GENERAL CLOTHING ITEMS
v Footwear– Required at all times.
v Sunglasses– No dark sunglasses unless prescribed by a doctor, are to be worn inside the building.
v Pajamas– Not appropriate for an educational setting.
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