Congratulations to Russellville High School’s JROTC for finishing first place finish in the DeGray Lake Orienteering and Ruck March Competition that was held over the weekend. The event was sponsored by Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist University Senior JROTC programs.

During the competition, RHS Cadets competed in a Land Navigation competition and finished the grueling course in one hour and 54 minutes, almost one hour ahead of all the competition. RHS Cadets received 1st place out of 10 competing high schools in the state.

River Valley Now congratulates the cadets for their 1st place finish, their excellent work, and for being a great representation of the Russellville School District and the community. Great job!

** Orienteering is a group of sports that require navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain whilst moving at speed. Participants are given a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map which they use to find control points. Originally a training exercise in land navigating for military officers, orienteering has developed many variations. Among these, the oldest and the most popular is foot orienteering. For the purposes of this article, foot orienteering serves as a point of departure for discussion of all other variations, but almost any sport that involves racing against a clock and requires navigation with a map is a type of orienteering.