Cesar Chavez JROTC Varsity Rifle Team Member Brendaya Grigsby Wins the National Rifle Association Individual Sporter National Championship in Albuquerque

Posted by Community Relations at 8/24/2015

It was a tremendous summer for the Cesar Chavez JROTC Varsity Rifle team. In May, Brendaya Grigsby, days after graduation, won the National Rifle Association Individual Sporter National Championship in Albuquerque. Not only was it a first for Chavez or PUHSD, but according to her coaches, it was a first for any air rifle marksmanship competitor from Arizona. In June, the team of Alexis Barraza, Shawn Phinsavanh, Vanessa Brady and Grigsby were National Champions in the Scholastic division (Sporter Class) at the Junior Olympics in Anniston, Alabama. Grigsby was instrumental in the team finishing first, placing 8th as an individual during Junior Olympics competition. The following day she finished 5th individually, in the Civilian Marksmanship National Championship tournament, winning a $100 check. By finishing in the top three of all competing graduated seniors, she also received a check for $1000.