Bluffton High’s JROTC cadets outperform the best of the best

2018 Superintendent’s Cup
Posted on 02/25/2018
BLHS JROTC with silver cup

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bluffton High School JROTC unit wins
2018 Superintendent’s Cup competition 

BLUFFTON – Bluffton High School’s JROTC unit won the 2018 Superintendent’s Cup today, coming out ahead of cadets from other high schools in the district’s annual competition of academics, strength, speed, drills and endurance. 

Bluffton High’s victory gives the school the right to keep the silver Superintendent’s Cup in its trophy case until next year’s competition.

Today brought all of the school district's JROTC programs together at Hilton Head Island High School for four hours of academic, athletic and marching competitions. 

Bluffton High’s U.S. Army-supported unit earned the most points and was awarded the trophy by Superintendent Jeff Moss.  Battery Creek High (U.S. Marines) was the runner-up.  Hilton Head Island High (U.S. Navy) and Whale Branch Early College High (U.S. Marines) tied for third place.

“I’m so proud of these cadets,” said Lt. Col. John Carothers, who leads Bluffton High’s JROTC.  “Our academic team was outstanding, and our athletics team was probably the best I’ve had in terms of their physical conditioning.”

Moss was impressed by what he saw.  “The teamwork and enthusiasm on display here today was terrific,” the superintendent said.  “All of our JROTC units are impressive, and I’m already looking forward to next year.”