The Desert Hot Springs High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC, Golden Eagles Company will host the 2014 Coachella Valley Drill Meet on January 25, 2014 at Desert Hot Springs High School. All are invited to attend the event which begins at 8 a.m.
In the past years, the Coachella Valley Drill Meet only consisted of high schools within Coachella Valley. This year's meet will consist of 10 JROTC Units from high schools throughout the entire Southern California area.
The MROTC Units will compete in drill competitions, Color Guard competitions and physical fitness competitions. There will be a range of Air Force JROTC Units and Marine Corps JROTC Units. The following schools are planned to participate in this years competitions: La Quinta High School, Valley View High School, Cathedral City High School, Vista Murrieta High School, Yuccaipa High School, Palm Springs High School, Fontana High School, Murietta Valley High School, and Desert Hot Springs High School.
The DHSHS MCJROTC Unit has invited active duty Marines, Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers to be the judges of the Meet. The Meet will begin at approximately 8 a.m. and will end at approximately 5 p.m. with the trophies and awards presentation closing out the Drill Meet. The trophies and awards are sponsored by AMVETS Department of California. The Drill Meet Coordinator is Marine Instructor First Sergeant Nichelle A. Webb, USMC (ret) DHSHS MCJROTC instructor.