Although McGhehey, who competed in Ohio, wasn’t one of the top finishers, he said it was a great honor to represent his school, family, community and JROTC program.
He shot an air rifle at targets 10 meters away and was graded on how accurate his shooting was while firing from three different positions: prone, standing and kneeling.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to coach Cadet McGhehey,” said retired Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carter. “He has the potential to be the best firer the JROTC program at Manual has ever had. His work ethic is remarkable, and his parents support him in this endeavor.”
“I was just happy to compete this year at the national level, and I plan on earning a return trip next year,” McGhehey said. “I could not have done it without my coach, who has taught me so much.”