HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High School’s Junior ROTC group won the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Superintendent’s Cup again this year for the sixth time in the last seven years.

Hopewell was selected over 19 other JROTC programs to include Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corp programs from all over Mecklenburg County.

The Superintendent’s Cup is awarded annually to the JROTC program that finishes first place overall during the school year.

The CMS JROTC programs all compete in a series of events throughout the school year, including  sports, a drill competition, orienteering, an academic bowl competition, field day competition (track and field) and community service.

This year Hopewell JROTC won the Superintendent’s Cup by the widest margin of victory in the 10 year history of the award. Hopewell JROTC won first place in every event except one during the yearlong competition.

The Superintendent’s Cup is a rotating trophy that stays with the school that wins until the following year's ceremony.

In addition, three Hopewell JROTC Cadets were acknowledged for individual awards at the ceremony.

Cadet Colton Hudson was presented the CMS award for Outstanding Leadership, Cadet Kenneth Tran was presented the CMS award for Scholastic Excellence, and Cadet Cole Riley was presented the CMS award for Outstanding Citizenship.

Hopewell High JROTC is looking forward to next year’s competition and plans to hold onto the Superintendent’s Cup for as long as possible.

Col. Mike Puckett, Command Sgt. Maj. Cleveland Penn, and 1st Sgt. Daniel Ferriero have been the three instructors for Hopewell High School JROTC during the all of the six Superintendent’s Cup titles.