Rifle team prepares for upcoming competitions

Elise Isakov and Kamryn Harty

Kamryn Harty

It is a Tuesday morning in the JROTC hallway. Complete silence. Then, like clockwork, the sounds of gunshots pierce the air of a classroom down the hallway. It’s the Grady rifle team practicing for their first meet.

Unusual for any coed sport, the team is composed primarily of girls, outnumbering the males 5-to-1. Only members of the JROTC program can join the team, with the exception of one student volunteer.