Airport’s Golden Talon drill team, with trophies from the competition.

Airport High School’s Army JROTC drill team finished first overall in the 4th Brigade Best of the Best Drill Team Championship.

It’s a title the Golden Talon team has held since 2014.

Airport’s team competed against Army JROTC drill teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia,  Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C. at the event, held in Hickory, North Carolina.

In addition to the first place overall, the team placed in several other events, including:

1st place, platoon regulation unarmed

1st place, platoon inspection armed

1st place, regulation drill overall

2nd place, platoon exhibition armed

2nd place, solo exhibition armed

2nd place, platoon regulation armed

3rd place, duet exhibition armed

3rd place, exhibition drill overall

5th place, color guard

5th place, platoon exhibition unarmed

The Golden Talon team has received numerous other state, regional and national honors. Last year, the team finished second in the nation at the National High School Drill Team Championship.

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