School Smarts: Fern Creek High School's ROTC has a winning Drill Team
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In this School Smarts report, Sterling Riggs reveals a high school program in Louisville that has won multiple national championships.
It's hard to miss the 19 championship banners hanging in Fern Creek's basketball gym. "I would challenge another high school that has another national level activity that has won 15 consecutive national championships," said Retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Frank Herbert.
Two teams compete every year at the national level. One team is made up of young men, the other young women. Both teams give it everything they have in five different events including marching and inspection.
Sophomore Rebecca Ortiz said the program is about much more than winning and losing.
Now if you think this stuff is easy, you might want to think again. I gave it a try and dropped my rifle. My debut ended in push-ups.
For more information on Fern Creek's Junior ROTC program, CLICK HERE.