Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Blue Devils cadets will host peers for the 15-JROTC Cascade League Championship drill, physical fitness and marksmanship meet Saturday at Walla Walla High School, 800 Abbott Road. 

The event is open to the community and there is no admission fee. Several food truck vendors will be on site for participants, competitors and visitors. 

Lt. Col. Bill Bialozor, senior Army instructor, said the event will include JROTC programs from all four military branches.

The plan is for teams to arrive at Wa-Hi on Friday evening and depart Sunday morning. All competitive events will begin at 8 a.m., according to a release from Blue Devil Battalion Public Affairs.

The schedule includes Color Guard Teams: 8-9 a.m.; unarmed drill teams: 9-10 a.m.; armed drill teams: 10-11 a.m.; exhibition drill: noon-1 p.m.

Marksmanship teams will have sporter and precision relays on the range at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon, and finals will begin at 3 p.m. Physical fitness teams will also begin at 8 a.m. and continue until complete.

The awards ceremony will begin after all scores have been tallied and verified, at around 3:30 p.m.

In addition to Wa-Hi, participating schools and their service branch programs are Redmond (Ore.) High School, Marines; La Pine (Ore.) High School, Navy; Medical Lake (Wash.) High School, Navy; Mountain View High School, Bend, Ore., Navy; Kennewick High School, Air Force; McNary High School, Kaizer, Ore., Air Force; Rogers High School, Spokane, Air Force; East Valley High School, Yakima, Army; Lebanon (Ore.) High School, Army; Madras (Ore.) High School, Army; North Salem (Ore.) High School, Army; Sunnyside (Wash.) High School, Army; and Wellpinit (Wash.) High School, Army. 

 

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313. 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,