In a JROTC armed drill competition, the sound of a rifle hitting the floor is dissonance jarring the rhythm of cadenced precision. How a cadet and his platoon handles the situation speaks to their program's discipline. After dropping his rife, Cadet Capt. Gabe Rollins, a junior at Bellevue East High School, Neb., makes a studied and composed recovery and the platoon finishes its routine. Seventeen high schools from five states competed Saturday in a JROTC drill meet hosted by the national champion Smith-Cotton High School JROTC program. As the hosting school, Smith-Cotton's JROTC cadets did not compete in the competition but provided the logistics and manpower to run the drill meet.