Lower Richland Announces Athletics and JROTC Awards
Region Athletics Director of the Year Award Winner
Congratulations to Lower Richland High School’s Athletics Director Deborah Wardlaw for being selected as the 2018 Region Athletics Director of the Year. She will be recognized at the 2019 South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association Conference in Charleston in March. Wardlaw has worked at Lower Richland for 34 years as a coach and became athletics director three years ago. When asked about her passion for high school sports, she responded, “I think playing high school sports builds the foundation of your character. It provides athletes with structure and discipline they can use in real-world actions.”
Army JROTC Rifle Team Qualifies for Prestigious Competition
Lower Richland High School’s Army JROTC Diamond Battalion Rifle Team has qualified to compete in the 4th Brigade Best of the Best (BOB) Rifle Championship December 7-8 in Lexington, North Carolina.
Teams in the BOB rifle competition represent the top 20 programs of the 328 Army JROTC programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Lower Richland’s cadets will test their skills against 19 high schools from those six states and the District of Columbia. The top schools from the event will advance to compete in the National Air Rifle Championship Competition in Anniston, Alabama.
Lower Richland’s Diamond Battalion Rifle team includes Sergeant Major Chloe Cook (team captain), Tylaya Goodwin, Bobby Hindle, Deja Young, Makye Williams, Samantha Waldrep, Ritchie Castillo, Xavier Hannibal and Braxton Hutchins. The team is coached by Master Sergeant Ronald Johnson under the leadership of Battalion Commander Cadet/Lieutenant Colonel Breanna Calhoun.
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