student in JROTC uniform being inspected

Cadet Sergeant Annette Lopez and cadet Lieutenant Gabriela Garcia are standing inspection during the Lancer Battalion mock competition held on  Saturday September 29, 2018. The mock completion was graded by Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from the United States Army and the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Each of the Lancer Battalion drill teams were rigorously inspected and graded by the NCOs. At conclusion cadets were provided feedback on areas that need improvement. Forty cadets from the Lancer Battalion participated in the mock competition and all came away with a sense of accomplishment and a boost to their self confidence. Over the next three months the Lancer Battalion will compete against twelve Massachusetts High Schools in a quest for the Governor's Cup.  The final competition will be held here at Lawrence High School on Saturday December 1, 2018.