Starting 'em young: Future GMC Raiders get a crash course from the state champs


They start 'em young around Georgia Military College Prep.

The school's kindergarten class recently trekked down the hill and got its first taste of Raider training at the obstacle course at the Greenway. GMC Prep's JROTC Raider team currently is the state champ in both the All-Male and Mixed Squad divisions in Tier 3, the highest classification, beating a number of much larger high schools around the Peach State. In other words, the Raider competition is serious business around GMC, as demonstrated by the high school Raiders team member hanging completely upside down in the pic immediately below.

Photos courtesy of the school

"The GMC Prep School Raiders Team took our youngest students through our obstacle course and around our new Track and Field Complex," according to a release from the school. "Our High School students were patient and kind to our Kindergarteners, making their morning together so much fun. Our State Champion Raiders Team provided hands-on leadership training, something that makes GMC Prep School different. As these Kindergarteners grow up here at GMC Prep School, they’ll encounter more adventure and leadership opportunities and we look forward to watching it all."

According to its national website, "Raider Competitions are athletic competitions held at JROTC programs around the world. Events take place outdoors and usually consist of individual strength test (push-ups, tire-drag, obstical course, etc), distance team running events, first aid events, and some form of rope bridge contstruction/crossing. Individual events may vary.

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