HJ407: Commending the Magna Vista High School JROTC Raider team.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 407
Offered March 2, 2020
Commending the Magna Vista High School JROTC Raider team.
Patrons-- Marshall, Adams, L.R. and Poindexter; Senator: Stanley

WHEREAS, in November 2019, the Magna Vista High School JROTC Raider team from Ridgeway competed at the United States Army Raider National Championships and subsequently won its 12th state championship; and

WHEREAS, earlier in 2019, the Magna Vista High School Warriors, who competed in the coed division of the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Raider program, earned first-place victories at two events in North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, at the United States Army Raider National Championships in Molena, Georgia, the Magna Vista Warriors competed against top teams from 31 other schools, including students from several military preparatory schools; and

WHEREAS, the Magna Vista Warriors finished in the top 15 of three events—the rope bridge, the team physical fitness challenge, and the 5K race—and finished fifth in the Gauntlet, a harrowing obstacle course featuring a climb over an eight-foot wall and a 30-foot crawl through culvert pipes, all while laden with equipment; and

WHEREAS, building on the momentum from their impressive showing at the national tournament, the Magna Vista Warriors claimed the Virginia state title on November 9 in Chesterfield; and

WHEREAS, the Magna Vista Warriors’ successful season is a tribute to the hard work and determination of all the student-athletes, the leadership and guidance of their coaches, and the support of the entire Magna Vista High School community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the Magna Vista High School JROTC Raider team on winning a state title and representing the Commonwealth at the United States Army Raider National Championships in 2019; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Sergeant First Class John Truini, head coach of the Magna Vista High School JROTC Raider team, as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the team’s accomplishments and best wishes for the future.