Campbell High Lady Spartan Raiders Clinch Back-to-Back State Championships; Male Team Wins 3rd at State

Lady Spartans in two rows behind large trophyFront Row (L to R): Jayda Brown, Dayra Martinez, Ana Rodriguez, Kayla McMillian, Livia Ross, Maria Rendon, Kimberly Martinez, Perla Guillen, Ahide Espino Tm Mgr. Back Row (L to R): Melissa Meza Tm Mgr., Reina Reyes, Tayshauna Scott, Ashley Arroyo, Maritza Medina Team Captain, Faith Talley, Emily Galindo, Jacqueline Mendoza, Kayli Grimes, SGM Shedina McCabe Raider Coach

Article and photos by Sargam Patel, Campbell High School Yearbook Staff

On Oct 29, 2022, Campbell High School JROTC Lady Spartan Raiders captured the Tier 3 Georgia Raider State Championship for the second consecutive year. The competition was held at Spalding High School in Griffin, GA. The Male Raider team secured 3rd place at this year’s competition. The Spartan Raider teams are to be commended for their tremendous resilience, grit, and determination on and off the field.

Campbell competed in Tier 3, the largest category of JROTC programs, and won against elite high school teams and military academies across the State of Georgia. This raider competition consists of five rigorous timed events that includes a team run, cross country rescue, raider fitness challenge, rope bridge, and tire flip.

Front Row (L to R): Ashley Arroyo, Kayla McMillian, Uriel Uriostegui, Shane Potter, Kevin Martinez, Ana Rodriguez, Livia Ross, Perla Guillen, Maria Rendon, Jayda Brown
Second Row (L to R): Emily Galindo, Kimberly Martinez, Dayra Martinez, Casey Patrick, Faith Talley, Rodolfo Ortiz, Reina Reyes, Kayli Grimes, Connor Rasmovich, Tayshauna Scott, Richy Jimenez, Jacqueline Mendoza, Maritza Medina Team Captain
Back Row (L to R): Diego Gutierrez, Rogelio Romero, Foster Johnson Team Captain, Jesus Contreras, SGM Shedina McCabe Raider Coach, Israel Uriostegui, Alexander Hall, Daniel Galindo

Team Captain Maritza Medina said, “We really wanted a chance to defend our championship title. After seeing what we are capable of doing as a team, we came back hungry for more and motivated to do our very best. We knew it was going to be challenging because seven seniors graduated from our team, but we had a lot of new talent joining us this season. The key to our success this year was hard work, self-discipline, commitment, and teamwork. Together, we worked hard all year and now we can proudly say that we are back-to-back State Champions!”

Male Team Captain Foster Johnson said “I am very proud of all the hard work and determination that the team showed this year. We showed great improvement and resiliency as we made our second straight appearance at the state competition. Winning 3rd place at State against elite teams in the hardest category is a huge accomplishment and there’s no better group of guys I could have asked to compete with.”

The Lady Spartans Raider team has won the State Championship for two consecutive years under the leadership of Coach SGM Shedina McCabe. SGM McCabe stated “These young cadets make us proud with their perseverance, strength of character, and drive to succeed.”

Coach McCabe and the Spartan Raider teams would like to thank all of the parents, the JROTC leadership, and school administration for their infinite support this season.