NJROTC wins big at competition in Mastic Beach

06/05/2014 5:00 AM |
The Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC unit during its annual inspection in December at Southold High School. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC unit during its annual inspection in December at Southold High School. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

The Southold-Mattituck-Greenport NJROTC took first place in its overall division at a May 17 competition in Mastic Beach.

Senior Naval Science Instructor Major Bill Grigonis said it was the first contest of its kind where each high school that competed at William Floyd had its senior cadets do the judging.

“I am extremely proud of the senior cadets who were judges for this competition and also of the junior leadership who took charge and made it happen,” he said. “This event was one of the best we have attended.”

First place trophies were awarded to: Commander Andy Cushman, armed basic; Commander Greg Sheryll, color guard; Commander Joe Saporita, inspection; Commander Sam Basel, academics; and Commander Owen Klipstein, athletics.

Third place trophies were awarded to: Commander Jasmine Clasing, unarmed basic; and Commander Julie Dickerson, air rifle team.

The following students won medals in the high-scorer overall categories: Commander Sam Basel, first place, academic; Petty Officer Third Class Rob Kruszeski, second place, academic; Petty Officer Third Class Ty Bugdin, second place, individual knockout; Petty Officer Third Class Emily Sidor, third place, academic; Commander Julie Dickerson, third place, air rifle; and Petty Officer First Class Skyler Grathwohl, third place, athletics.

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