On Saturday, November 3, twelve members of the Camden Military Academy Drill Team traveled to Blythewood High School to compete with about eighteen other schools. Six hours later, our cadets rode home proudly carrying two trophies—one for 2nd Place in Squad Basic Drill With Arms and the other for 3rdplace in Squad Basic Drill Without Arms. “I thought we might have done better—over-all third or higher—but in retrospect I’m not disappointed at all,” Hutchins said.
In addition to these two trophies, Cadets Breon Spencer and Caleb Swinson both won individual medals during the knockout drill, a competition in which individuals compete for themselves. “Every time we go to these things, they always ask us where we’re from. When we answer, CMA, they always remark about how squared away we look,” Domanico said.