October 24th was the 2017 AMI for the entire cadet corps. The day was considered an in school field trip and took up most of the day. This year, Captain Jim Daniels could not attend so, in his place, Commander Baitey took his place for the inspection and ceremonial portions of the event. After the inspection twelve cadets earned their exemplary personnel appearance ribbon and several others were frocked with new ranks or received distinguished ribbons.
Please come out June 23rd and have your car washed by cadets at the Woodmont pool! Adress is 2334 Traymore Rd, North Chesterfield. We will be out there from 10:30 to 5. This fundraiser will be supporting cadets going on the trip to Germany in 2018, so please come out and show your support for JRHS NJROTC!
This weekend a group of fine cadets did gave up an hour of their time to helpkeep Old Gun clean. This act of good citizenship and service was dedicated in honor of Lance Corpral Linn’s sacrifice. You can read more on the amazing story of LCPL Linn’s life here https://jrhsnjrotc.org/honor-guard-homepage/in-memoriam-lance-corporal-karl-r-linn/. Hoorah cadets, job well done.
On Friday, May 26th, the x Memorial day assembly was held at James River. NJROTC would like to thank all of the guests that came out in support of LCpl Karl R. Linn, LCpl Jourdan L. Grez, and all service men and women. Thank you all and have a happy Memorial day!
On Saturday, 18 March, 2017, the drill, PT, and Academic teams hosted and competed in the final meet of the 2016-2017 Drill season. Facing six other schools from the southern region of Area 5, our teams secured the following trophies:
- First Place Academics
- Top Individual Score: c/LTjg Popp (74)
- Third Place Unarmed Standard
- Second Place Unarmed Exhibition
- Second Place Armed Standard
- First Place Armed Exhibition
- Second Place Color Guard
- Third Place 2-man Exhibition
- Second Place Overall Drill
- First Place Push-ups
- Top individual score (male):c/SN Ruffin (71)
- Top individual score (female):c/PO2 Prera (44)
- Second Place Sit-ups
- Top individual score (female):c/PO2 Prera (99)
- First Place 8x200m Relay
- First Place Overall Athletics
- First Place Overall
We are happy to end off our competitive season on such a high note and would like to dedicate our victory to Cadet Hayden, the senior who was critically injured in December in a tragic accident. Hoorah, cadets! Job well done!
On Wednesday, 8 March, JRHS NJROTC held an All-Company formation recognizing several cadets for outstanding effort over the past month. Several Cadets received their PT ribbons and the top ten scorers on the National Academic Exam were given medals; in addition, Cadet Wright was advanced to the rank of Cadet Seaman and Cadet Logan Easingwood was officially named as Color Guard Commander. This month’s Cadets of the Month are as follows:
(NS1) c/SN Ryan Watson: Recognized for outstanding commitment to Drill Team and Raiders.
(Upperclassman) c/SA Leslie Hernandez: Recognized for her outstanding commitment to the Air Rifle Team and PT team.
Bravo Zulu, cadets! Job well done!
On Saturday, 11 February, the JRHS NJROTC Drill Team traveled to Lee-Davis High School to compete in the Lee-Davis Drill Meet. Hoping to end off the season on a high note, the cadets put forth a good showing, gaining points in Uniform Personnel Inspection and placing third in Armed Basic and Second in Color Guard. Despite some difficulties involving scoring, which were rectified with the help of cadets Willett and Popp, the meet ran well and the cadets enjoyed themselves. Whether or not our unit makes it to Area Five Championships at this point, we can certainly say that this season was a good one! Hoorah, cadets! Job well done!
On February 4th, JRHS NJROTC drill team traveled to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story in Norfolk to compete in the Princess Anne Cavalier Drill Meet. Held at the same venue used for Area 5 Drill Championships, the team placed sixth against 10 other top tier teams, including three teams who placed in Nationals last year. Although our teams did not bring home any trophies, Armed Exhibition gained 16 points in the two-event tally, while Armed Standard matched their best score for the season! Hoorah, cadets! Job well done!
On Saturday, 10 December, 2016, the JRHS Drill Team traveled to King George High School in King George County, VA, to compete in the King George Drill Meet. Facing stiff competition from many other units (including a Marine Corps ROTC unit), our teams performed quite well. The UPI team secured a second place finish, our highest placing this season in that event, and Cadets May and Willett were two of ten finalists in a game of armed knockout (which, despite not being a scored event, managed to raise morale). This meet was a good way to end off the 2016 calendar year; however, there’s still a few more months left on the road to Area 5 Championships. Keep checking our website for more information on how our unit is doing.