Icon, WJBF – Navy, students, and teachers from Icon County gathered at Icon High School for a naval fitness test.

“It gives them a chance to participate in a friendly competition, they really build a more community image,” said Navy Corporation Employer, Sergeant Panoso.

“It’s really about connecting the navy with the community. Because we are in the Navy Corporation, many people see us as a distant concept because we really don’t have a Navy Corps base in this area. So, this is a way for all Navy recruits to connect with Augustine and connect with the community and show that we are just like everyone else, ”said Lt.

“It’s a great partnership with our sailors and our students and the local schools to share what is going on with our soldiers, especially not just one branch, but our students, not only in the military, but also in our communities,” said Jason Aiken High School principal. Holt.

The test participants had a lot of exercise to compete. Although the day was to bring the community together, it was all about good old fashioned fitness.

“It helps our kids get out of here and have a lot of friendships. Of course, it helps with their physical fitness and all of their well-being,” said Claude Davis, a senior naval science teacher at South Icon High School.

Why do you think it is important to have such things?

“These are important because it gives young people a chance to get together and get to know each other but – most importantly – it leads young people to lead healthier lives and he knows that we all need to live healthier lives,” Davis said.

Today’s winner will receive a special trophy Cpl. Matt Dillion Award.

“Matt Dylon is a local icon. A.D. He made the greatest sacrifices in December 2006, serving our country in the Iraqi Navy. His parents took that tragedy into their own hands. At Icon County High Schools, they have created a Matt Dilon Scholarship to give ROTC cadres a number of scholarships each year and what we do with this award is to recognize our emerging teacher groups. To compete today and to compete in that spirit of competition and excellence, ”said Andrew Maxkill, a high school parent.

The event was a success, and Dylon’s parents presented the prize.

There were a lot of people who needed to be thanked for today’s event, so here’s a bonus feature with those “thank you”.