The Cougar Battalion
Spanish Springs High School
Enrollment: 163 Established: 2001
The Cougar Battalion, like most programs, has experienced drops in enrollment since COVID-19 began and schools were closed to in-person learning. However, we prevailed and are recovering the number of cadets in our battalion that we traditionally have had. These challenges have brought out the best and brightest our battalion has to offer to lead our program for years to come.
For the first time in our Battalion’s history, our Raider team placed 2nd in the nation for the 5km run and one of our female cadets gained the title of Ultimate Raider. Our Raider team also continuously places first in our district raider meets and even set a district record for the rope bridge, timing in under 1 minute and 41 seconds.
Our Drill team travelled to Florida for the first time for Drill nationals, in which they placed 26th out of hundreds in the nation. With this experience, they brought back knowledge and skills that they can use to dominate nationals in the future. Our drill team also consistently takes first place in district drill meets and first place in the west coast Kaiser drill meet.
And finally, our rifle team has brought back the precision team for the first time in 14 years with new and improved rifles and gear. Our precision team ranks 9th in the West coast after just 6 months of shooting and they’re only getting better as time goes on. Our sporter rifle team consistently ranks first in the district meets and currently ranks second in the state.
Our Battalion, through the efforts and hard work of all cadets and staff during JPA, have won back our honor unit with distinction. This is a huge milestone for our battalion and a sign of our growing status after the pandemic.
We are excited and working hard for the year ahead of us. It’s sure to be a great one.