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FWBHS JROTC Excels at UWF Orienteering Competition

On February 3rd, Fort Walton Beach High School’s (FWBHS) JROTC Orienteering Team placed 4th out of 30 teams at the University of West Florida’s Orienteering Competition. Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation.  It is a timed race in which teams use a specially created, highly detailed maps to select routes and navigate through diverse and unfamiliar terrain to locate exact coordinates or control points, in sequence. The FWBHS Cadets were one of only 4 teams that found all coordinates and completed the course in under the 3-hour time limit. 

The JROTC also held its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Magnolia Grill in January and were able to donate $1,000 to the Air Force Enlisted Village.  Pictured below are Tom Rice from the Magnolia Grill, Col Mark Batcho from FWBHS JROTC, and Scott Delveau from the Air Force Enlisted Village.  The Air Force Enlisted Village is a nonprofit organization whose core mission is to provide a safe, secure home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen.  This event and proceeds were made possible due to the efforts from Tom and Peggy Rice and their staff at the Magnolia Grill, Chief Houston, and 30 great cadets from FWBHS JROTC.

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