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Volunteer NJROTC Competes in Area 9 Championship

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The Volunteer NJROTC competed in the Area 9 Championship Meet on Saturday November 7, 2015. They earned this honor after finishing second at the Area 9 Qualifier in September.  Events include: Armed and Unarmed Basic Drill, Armed and Unarmed Exhibition Drill, Color Guard, Academics, Athletics, and Personnel Inspection. Volunteer High School placed fifth overall.

NJROTC units are grouped into 12 Areas consisting of approx. 65 schools each. Area 9 spans from New Mexico to Tennessee.

Unarmed Exhibition - 3rd Place - Commanded by Emily Rhoton

Push-ups - Female - 1st Place - Emily Rhoton

Push-ups - Male - 3rd Place - Austin Baker

The mission of Navy JROTC is to instill the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. Trips to military bases and universities around the region help accomplish this mission by showing Cadets opportunities that await upon completion of High School. Cadets receive academic credit for their enrollment in JROTC while earning community service hours, participating in extracurricular activities, and developing leadership attributes. Cadets have no military obligation for participating in JROTC, but they can receive promotion in the armed forces should they chose to enlist.

Steven D. Bickford, MEd
Major USMC (ret)
Senior Naval Science Instructor
Volunteer High School

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